MYKONOS. 11. Route. 137
which is shorter but more toilsome (l'/2 hr.). A good but some¬
what expensive dinner may be obtained in the Kaffenion at the Pa¬
nagia della Grazia. — In the neighbourhood is a pre-Hellenic
Necropolis, the clay urns found in which are now in Athens.
The Voyage from Syra to Mykonos lasts 3 hrs. On leaving
Syra we have a fine retrospect of Gioura and Andros. Tenos then
comes into sight to the left; the town on it is conspicuous long be¬
fore we reach it. Above the town is the pilgrimage-church of St.
Evangelistria, whose festival, occurring three weeks before Easter,
is numerously attended, special steamers plying hither from Athens.
To the S. we now see the islands of Megale Delos (p. 142) and
Mikra Delos (p. 138), to the S.W., Mykonos, and farther to the S.,
Naxos, Paros, and Siphnos. The steamer stops at the capital of My¬
konos, which bears the same name as the island.
Mykonos. — Arrival as in Hermoupolis in Syra. — The Epistatos of
the antiquities, Joannes Skordilis, provides for the accommodation of
Mykonos, a pleasant town with 4400 inhabitants, lies in a semi¬
circle round a bay on the E. coast of the large rocky island (46sq.M.),
apparently on the site of the ancient capital. At the E. end of the
town lies a beautiful garden, laid out in the 18th cent, (visitors
admitted). Over the door of an adjacent house is a late-Greek
The Museum, which contains the bulk of the yield of the De-
lian excavations (the best specimens have been removed to Athens,
pp. 98, 99), lies near the harbour. Admission is obtained through
M. Skordilis (see above) ; the key is in charge of a custodian.
Room I. On the walls: Nos. 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 20. Eight archaic
lifesize female figures, in graceful flowing drapery, some of which are
probably votive statues of priestesses of Artemis (No. 12 is an Athena);
5, 24. Male Figures of a similar kind; 3, 6. Archaic heads; 24. Trunk of
an archaic sitting figure. Near the entrance-doors of the two rooms at
the back are two archaic lions. To the left of the entrance, are two an¬
cient antefixas with Gorgons chiselled on them ; 24a. Archaic siren; 15. Back
part of a bearded head; 105. Basrelief of a seated Sphinx, of fine but
severe workmanship; '59. Fragment of a relief representing a woman
sitting, "57. Lioness devouring a stag, both works in the best Attic style;
38. Woman in long drapery; *35. Head of a youth. — To the right of
the entrance are several bearded heads. To the left, in the corner, is the
shaft of a herma, with inscriptions and figures scratched upon it. In the
middle of the room are smaller objects, potsherds in the Mycenean style,
small horses in clay, arrow-heads, bronze figures of animals, archaic ter¬
racottas, etc. 383, 384. Female figures, one sitting and the other standing
(from the altar of the Foreign Gods, p. 141); 94. Marble figure of a youth
reclining. In another compartment are an. archaic statuette of a woman,
and various small reproductions of celebrated statues of Venus (Nos. 16,
86, 88, 89); terracotta lamps with fine reliefs. — Back Room to the right.
By the right wall, 19. Archaic figure of a youth on horseback, resembling
the equestrian figure at Vari (p. 130); "60. Tombstone of Aphrodisios, re¬
presenting the deceased standing in a boat, a good Attic work of the 4th
cent.. By the left wall, 72. Torso of a boy holding a bird. — Back Room
to the left. To the right, Fragments of a large cratera of red clay; to the
left are numerous fragments of clay plaques ornamented with heads of men
and satyrs, which served as ornaments to braziers.