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Archaeological Museum

| Vathi, 83100, Greece
+30 2273 027469
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Ranked #2 of 25 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 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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North of Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Set back from the harbour and placed at the end of the square is the new and the old Museum of Samos.The original building ( 1912) houses the Paschaleion archives and is normally seen second on the tour.The new museum built in 1987 by German funds houses the 5.5m grand statue, the Kouros and it is this 600 BC piece... More

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A super museum which shines a light on Samos and its early history. The Kouros is magnificent and awe - inspiring, The museum is just the right size for a potter of an hour or so with a variety of exhibits from the area. There is a pleasant garden café outside for a relaxing coffee or cold drink.

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San Francisco, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Full of artifacts and statues, you can see that Samos was an incredibly important site in the ancient world, often forming a link between Greece and the ancient Near East. Don't miss this museum! Check out the monumental kouros smiling at onlookers!

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