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Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

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Address: Syntagma Square, Nafplio, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 0752 27502
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Excellent archaeological collection

Located on Syntagma square in a beautiful old Venetian building the museum has two floors displaying an outstanding collection of artefacts from local sites on the Peloponnese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Collection is modest but reasonably displayed on the 2nd & 3rd floor. They have a single major piece of bronze armor and they close at 3:00 so be there early. Toilets are on the floor next to the square and free. An hour is sufficient if you read some of the details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Located on Syntagma square in a beautiful old Venetian building the museum has two floors displaying an outstanding collection of artefacts from local sites on the Peloponnese peninsular. The displays are organised in reverse chronological order starting on the 1st floor with neolithic finds (from around 7000BC) and finishing in the late iron age (around 100AD) on the 2nd floor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very interesting artefacts, well laid out and well labelled in English. Just the right size to take it all in. It was worth watching the video about the area and the archeological finds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This museum has a splendid collection of holdings from the various archeological sites that we've visited in the Peloponnese. It's a nice size in that it doesn't overwhelm the visitor. We arrived about 45 minutes before closing time, and when we hadn't yet gotten to the second of the two large halls before closing time, the staffers told us to... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The museum was very well laid out, with lots of interesting information. It was interesting to see photos of the archaeologists at work in the 1950's, and fascinating to see artefacts that had been found in the places we had just visited (Mycenae, Tyrins, Ancient Asini).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There is an ancient suit of armour, all in iron and looking incredibly heavy. This dates from about 1100 BC, I think. There are also some good pieces of Greek pottery, both geometric and later. I also was most impressed by the jewellery and ivory combs from 600 BC.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We almost didn't go in here because we were pressed for time - boy are we glad we did. We had been to the museums in Athens, Mycenae and Delphi and this museum definitely holds it's own. Some of our favourite objects: the full set of Mycenaean armor including greaves, boar's tusk helmet, minyan ware, as well as everyday (ie:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautifully arranged! The exhibits were designed by an archeologists with great attention to the timeline and development of the artifacts. Very well done.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A small museum but excellent display of local treasures. A great stop while wondering in the old town. the staff was extremely helpful and they even did some babysitting! It is also very cheap but it closes too early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very well laid out museum in a lovely old Venetian building in the middle of Nafplio. Lots of really interesting exhibits.

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