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Archaeological Museum

| Vathi, 83100, Greece
+30 2273 027469
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Samos
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The archaeological museum in Samos town is well worth a visit if you are at all interested in ancient Greece. It contains a large range of statues... more »
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Istanbul, Turkey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Definitely worth a visit as gives you a good insight into the history of the island. The colossal kouros was quite awe inspiring. The displays of votives ( gifts left at the Temple of Hero) were overwhelming but information boards explained the background well. It was good to follow up this visit with a trip to the Temple on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The museum has a large collection of ancient artifacts from different points of Samos and I think everyone should go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Archeological museums can be really boring, but this one is really worth your time. Beautiful statues and nice displays. We loved the kouros, especially because we visited a kouros on Naxos that was never finished and left in the marble quarry. Now we got to see what a finished opexample looks like.

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