Museum of Tinos Traditional Ceramics

Keramikis aetofwlias

 

Access

Located in Aetofolia village

 

Hours

Open late May - late September

Daily 10:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 20:00

 

Admission

Free

 

  • Its key location has rendered Tinos, ever since pre-revolution years, one of the major commercial stations in the Aegean as evidenced by the large number of vessels from other regions, found on the island.
  • In the 19th century, the pottery workshops began operating, and continued into the 20th century, with the ceramics production always playing an important role in Tinos life.
  • The potters, coming from Syfnos who settled and worked on the island (20th c.), influenced the style of carving Tinian ceramics in which there are clear references to Sifnos.
  • The Cultural Association of Aetofolia members of Tinos with the help of the villagers provided for the traditional Cycladic house that houses the museum.
  • The museum's collection includes vases and utility objects (eg pitcher, jar, jars, pans, etc.). The majority of exhibits donated by residents of Aetofolia and the surrounding villages while a number of vases have been collected from France, Sifnos, Holland, Chios, Corfu, Halkida, etc.
  • There is also a laboratory available where you can have a close look to the way ceramics are made.