This is undoubtedly a museum of special interest, with exhibits whispering stories going back thousands of years.
It is housed in an old, five-storey mansion –the old School of Commerce- in Chora’s medieval citadel (Kastro) and displays finds from Naxos and the neighboring islands of Keros, Donoussa and Koufonissia dating from the late Neolithic Age (4th millennium) to the early Christian era (6th century).
Besides excellent specimens of Proto-Cycladic marble idols that rival those in the Archaeological Museumof Athens, the Naxos collections also include important ceramic finds belonging to the late Mycenean era, funerary offerings made of gold, silver and copper, glass objects of the Roman period, parts of statues and sarcophagi, as well as bronze weapons and tools.
An impressive mosaic floor depicting a half-naked woman riding a sea monster is exhibited on the ambient roof of the posterior part of the building.
The Naxos Historical Archive is housed in a separate part of the mansion.