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The Archaeological Museum

Odos Manoli Andronikou 6, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 64 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sofia, Bulgaria
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is modern and full of history. It is not so large, but there are many different halls. There are funny ways to present stories of the history.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Within the city center, easy to access, in a well-designed building. The collection is indeed impressive - apart from the famed gold masterpieces of ancient Macedonia which are undoubtedly the spotlight of the exhibition, there are many more interesting sections to be seen. The Roman Thessaloniki hall and the lapidarium in the courtyard are also definitely worth a visit. There... More 

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Cephalonia, Greece
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A really excellent museum - interesting, beautiful exhibits and well presented. Also, short video clips (5 minutes each) to explain the founding of the Macedonian empire and the founding of the city of Thessaloniki. Highly recommended.

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Constanta, Romania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It’s easy to get there by your own car, or by public transportation – the route of main bus lines reach the place (I used 78 which make the connection between Central Rail Station and the International Airport). Students have a special policy for admission. The museum is very well organized and accessible for all. The exhibits cover, mainly, the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The museum is very well designed, one really learns a lot about the history of the region. The souvenir shop can be improved, but other than that worth a visit. Also, if you're planning to visit Byzantine Culture Museum, too (which is next to this one), there is a reduced price for two tickets, which is good.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A great museum. In combination with the nearby Byzantine Museum it spans art and history of thousnads of years!

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Munich, Germany
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51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Even if you Donnt like museums this is a MUST SEE hundreds of extremely valuable findings not only in value but also historicaly seen Amazing colection of Gold jewellery and very good book shop !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki can characterize it as the National Archaeological Museum of Northern Greece, because like the Museum of Athens was the first museum in northern Greece, after the liberation of Macedonia in 1912 and for many years it gathered the archaeological discoveries of all of Macedonia and Thrace, before acquiring the other towns their own appropriate museums.

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

this is just one of Greece's best museums, with its famous collections, nice books for sale, and excellent didactic expositions. coming back here is always a pleasure. don't miss, across the avenue, the Byzantine sister institution.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The archaeological Museum worth a visit. You will see a lot of the history of Thessaloniki town and mice mosaics . You will be informed how the life was( economy, the houses ). If your would like to visit a museum in Thessaloniki I suggest this one.

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