Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos
The Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos is housed in the church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) in Adamas. It holds a remarkable collection of 14th-century icons, wood carvings as well as votive offerings of Melian immigrants to Russia. Amongst the icons there is a rare one of the Cretan School displaying the body of Christ being taken down from the Cross. Other remarkable icons include those of the famous Cretan painters, Emmanuel and Anthony Skordilis who established a new style in post-Byzantine paintings. The museum's aim is to save and highlight the ecclesiastical heritage of Milos Island through the centuries. In addition to icons, there are wood-carved lecterns and icon-stands of the 17th century, a bishop’s throne, iconostases of the same period and many more relics.
The museum was founded in 2000 by Grigorios Belivanakis. In 2006, the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos became a member of the European Museum Forum, the Pan-European Organization under the auspices of the European Union.