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Museum of Cycladic Folklore

Aliki, Greece

This old museum contains dozens of detailed miniature ships and buildings. 


Benetos Skiadas, an ordinary fisherman, managed to revive the Greek Tradition by creating his unique, functional and hand made miniatures using materials only from the Cycladic land. And all these without making any draft or using any scientific instruments. He created them only by using the divine gifts with which he was born; observation, perception, and passion for creativity.

The result is excellent and all the miniatures function in a perfect way. All his memories and personal experiences were strongly impressed on his mind and prompted him - with the help of his skillful hands- to revive the tradition and his dreams. The visitor can admire all types of Greek ships and the most important buildings around Cyclades.

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