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The Archaeological Museum

Address: Odos Manoli Andronikou 6, Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone Number: 031/830-538
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Ranked #2 of 62 Attractions in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Athens, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is one museum where you will not see the top antiquities of ancient Greece but you will see significant and amazing objects (including a huge mosaic about Dionysus which found in a private villa in Thessaloniki,a cube-tomb with beautiful paintings inside it and much much more) through which describing the daily life of the people and their customs in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited this museum in January. Even if you don't enjoy visiting museums I am sure you will enjoy this one. Very easy layout. Lots of well lit information boards in big enough writing that I didn't need to be right on top of them to read them.Learnt a lot about Thessaloniki while in there. First Sunday in the month... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Greece is a gorgeous country. It boasts a fantastic history. And the Greeks are probably one of the most friendly people in the world. But when it comes to civil servants, expect the worst so that you are not disappointed. When the museum says it closes at 16.00, it means that they shut the doors around 15.30-15.40 and that they... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This wonderful museum is beautifully laid out, has excellent explicatory panels and its exhibits are priceless. It is of enormous importance to anyone interested in ancient history and archeology especially relevant to this area. It is very warm inside the museum and there is no official cloakroom with lockers - just a space where you can dump your coat and... More 

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Athens
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I enjoyed immensely a journey into history during my visit to the museum. In the Summer, the garden is nice for coffee or wine (the accompanying cheeses dish wasn't anything special).

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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