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Archaeological Museum

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Address: | Vathi, 83100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2273 027469
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A great way to understand the history of the island

This museum - which displays a large amount of beautiful and interesting objects - is best visited either just before or just after the Heraion, the temple of Hera elsewhere on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This museum - which displays a large amount of beautiful and interesting objects - is best visited either just before or just after the Heraion, the temple of Hera elsewhere on the island, as it hosts most of the things discovered there, so it really helps put the role of the temple in context. Some of the displays are perhaps... More 

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Saumur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We have visited the archaelogical museum in Vathy : so interesting and many objects and presents from Herai temple. Very impressive, and moving, all these statues and art things are so ancient. One of the best museum I've ever seen !!

Thank Laure L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I prefer small, cosy museums like this. It only cost €3 to get in and there was so much to see. The kouroi were awesome - some were huge. Next stop was the Temple of Hera where they came from. A highlight of Samos.

Thank globalaussie
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In Samos (or better Vahti) I went to visit this museum. Well first of all I would like to point out that I really like to visit a good museum, but here I was a bit disappointed because I felt there were not enough information available for artefacts, exhibited in. Nevertheless there are some pretty impressive things inside so buy... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In the center of samos you can visit a small but very intresting museum. The cost of the ticket is very low (3euro) and you can visit 2 buildings where you can find a lot of sculptures of the archaic period, pottery and a great statue of "kouros"

Thank rgiani
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Island museums can sometimes be a bit hit and miss but Samos Town's archaeological museums are definitely better than many. The Samos Kouros is the star although some of the exhibits in the old building are also impressive.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were disappointed by our visit to the Heraeon but this museum displayed many objects from there in a modern way with good labelling in English & Greek. The new museum In Pythagorion should also not be missed.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Conundrums everyone must visit are in Samos town itself and Pythagorean. Both have fascinating exhibits and need at least an hour to look around.

Thank George D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Do not go if under 50 Samos is very boring and the museum is Rubbish! Got followed by a very rude staff member who told my kids to shut up there 3 & 4! Day wasted in this old people town!!!

Thank symone90
Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The museum is actually two different buildings with one admission fee for both. The idea evokes the two museums devoted to classical art in Munich, Germany, because German archaeologists have been extremely active at the site of the Temple of Hera here on the island from which most of the finds in both of these museums derive. The newer of... More 

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