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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

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Address: Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0232 484-8324
Description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in...
This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.
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The Archaeological Museum is exceptional and worth spending a couple hours there. The artifacts and exhibits are well presented, explained and displayed. The museum was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Connecticut
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281 reviews 281 reviews
179 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We could only peak in some rooms and read the overall description of the history since we did not have enough Turkish lira to enter. About $4 and we had spent what lira we had on the taxi to town.No credit cards, no euros, no dollars and no attempt to help. A pity since the area has been occupied since... More 

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Connecticut
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've found the museum very simple and the tickets are very expensive. Okay they show you very old stuff but presentation is not good so you dont get in the atmosphere.

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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting museum, but smaller than expected. Not easy to find it because of road and parking building works.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located fairly close to the Konak Metro Station is the Izmir Museum of Archeology.On a recent visit,II learned many interesting things about the Greek,Roman,and Antonian Periods in present day Asian Turkey.I saw fine sculptings in marble and bronze from ancient Hellenistic communities such as;Statue of Running Athlete in bronze found in Kyme,Statue of Demeter in bronze found in Bodrum,and Statue... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Old building, modern approach. you can rent a listening device that explains about all of the items inside. this one of the best museums in europe in terms of artifect. give 3 hours. if you finish climbing the hill behind the museum (street-outside of museum) you end up with a superb view.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Archaeological Museum is exceptional and worth spending a couple hours there. The artifacts and exhibits are well presented, explained and displayed. The museum was a little difficult to find in that there is a major tunnel construction project nearby.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When I visited last week (Wednesday afternoon) I was the only person there apart from the staff. It was wonderful to look around without masses of visitors, but I get the feeling that this is not unusual as the cruise tours seem to go straight to Ephesus and Pergamon without offering tours of the city itself. Even passengers on the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the ancient jewelry and sculptures, although most were headless. So sad to see such beautiful works so damaged. Probably take about an hour at the most to see the two floors that are open.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Well worth a visit, including in the middle of a hot day. The exhibits are well organized and the blasts of cold air are a relief. We we well prepared for the visit to Ephesus the next day.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

this museum is one of the most splendid museums in the area not crowded low admission fees well designed ramps for wheelchairs covers items from ancient Smyrna Ephesus Pergamum and other ancients cities hıghly advise to visit

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