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Archaeological Museum

| Vathi, 83100, Greece
+30 2273 027469
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Ranked #11 of 27 Attractions in Samos
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Many nice pics and the important great statue are worth to see. There are two buildings. The buildings have a history which you can read it at the museum. One of them is full of statues and the other is full of ancient things from the civilizations lived in Samos.

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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

So many things inside of this museum, everything from big sculptures to little figurines to pretty vases and amphoras. You will not be disappointed if you are interested in the archaic period, or items from Egypt, Cyprus and Persia. Definitely worth a visit. There is a beautiful park just outside where you can enjoy a coffee or just sit on... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Don't bother to go to the Temple of Hero. All the excavated artifacts and statues are at Samos Town museum. Worth a visit for the Kouros.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a small museum. The 4.75 meter sculpture (kouros) was amazing and there were some interesting small pieces. Recommended to history lovers but visiting is not a must to people who have limited time.

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Athens, Greece
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The musuem is excellent to walk through and explore the history of Samos. The 5m tall Kouros of Samos is a landmark and its view will bring you pictures of the glorious times of the island.

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21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We made a special trip into Samos town to see the museum. Found parking easily enough nearby. Museum in two separate buildings next to each other, in same complex where the a Town Hall is. Good pieces excavated from the Ireon Sanctuary near Pythagorio. Worth going just to see the giant koures. First building houses large pieces mainly. Second building... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is not to be missed. Good museum. Good value. Well presented artefacts. Generally what you would expect with one exception. The Kouros! It is huge, and magnificent despite its somewhat chequered history.

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Samos, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Visit heroion and this museum to give you a understanding of settlement back to 8th cent BC. Very well presented relics especially the gryphons

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Archaeological museums on the islands are always a bit hit and miss but the archaeological museum (in two buildings) in Samos Town is pretty good. Pride of place is the gigantic kouros around which the new museum building appears to have been built. I have seen very many kouri in Greek museums and never knew they came this big. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The museum is facinating with recent finds from archeological sites in samos. Everything is excellently presented and explained.

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