Sand Museum
Sand Museum
4.5
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10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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A sand gallery, where the hidden beauty of sand is revealed in all its glory. The visitor has the chance to admire colourfull grains under the microscope, find unique sand creations and explore the sands of the planet, at the sand museum.
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globetrotter4989
Nijverdal, The Netherlands162 contributions
Family
Great little free museum about sand from around the world, and how it might look the same but is all different. It's only 2 rooms so takes only a few minutes, the kids liked looking through the microscope and at all the sand.
Written September 6, 2022
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cdv56
3 contributions
Solo
Very kind store person, my card wasn't working and he was very patient. Excellent customer service, lovely store
Written August 27, 2022
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Evangelia K
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Couples
Very interesting private gallery with sand around the world and artefacts made of it. Asteris who is the owner, is a knowledgeable Geologist with passion about his science. Friendly, interactive experience and reasonable prices.
Written July 8, 2022
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Anastasia V
3 contributions
Couples
Highly recommend it for a visit. The guy who owns it is super polite and hospital. There are so many samples from all over the world to experience and see through a microscope. He also makes souvenirs with Milos' sand which are beautiful and totally worth it.
Written July 4, 2022
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BeniciaChris
California194 contributions
I had read about this place before we went to Milos
It took awhile to find but it sure was fun meandering the back streets of the Plaka
I ordered 4 coasters with the initial of our English friends we were meeting up next with in Corfu
The owner delivered to our hotel a few days later
Our friends were thrilled
Written September 20, 2019
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Athanasia63
Athens, Greece36 contributions
Couples
This small museum in Plaka, Milos reveals the hidden significance of sand all over the world and especially in Milos where the volcanic activity has left so many samples.
Also it is a place where you can buy works of art made by sand .Dont miss it while you are walking around the Plaka.
Written July 16, 2019
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Suzanne Andrew
2 contributions
Couples
Well worth seeing and the puchases are memorable. We really learnt a lot from the very informative information.
Written May 23, 2019
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Steven D
164 contributions
Couples
Wondered into the Sand Museum while visiting Plaka, found it very interesting, with sand from all over the world. You can view different sands through microscopes.
Written May 18, 2019
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JanMinnie
Adelaide, Australia182 contributions
Couples
The museum has a collection of sand from all over the world and given the geological significance of Milos this is a very worthwhile museum. The geologist who runs the museum is very passionate.
Written October 20, 2018
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Sarah M
3 contributions
Couples
This artist creates art using the natural colors of sand available on the island as his pallete.

When we entered the shop we were greeted politely by the artist, who asked where we were from then showed us first a microscope slide of sand from the island and next a slide with sand collected at a lake in our hometown for comparison (he explained he has friends who travel and customers who sometimes send him sand samples from around the world). He also showed us how he collects black sand for his work, explaining that the black granules are ferromagnetic and can be separated from "normal" sand on the beach with a magnet.

The sand art pieces are unique and fairly reasonably priced, and in the back of the shop is a small sand museum you can walk through for free displaying sand samples from around the world.
Written October 9, 2018
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Sand Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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