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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 and important collection

Although the collection is not as large as other museums in Athens it is extremely well put together and has some fine pieces from the region. Importantly the collection runs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Although the collection is not as large as other museums in Athens it is extremely well put together and has some fine pieces from the region. Importantly the collection runs through a number of periods that provide a great overview of ancient civilization and the craftsmanship of the team. Some of the pieces, particularly the jewellery, are on trend today.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

good to see the armour and boar's tusk helmet from the myceneaen era. museum has had a makeover since i last visited, with helpful commentary on the area's many sites and excavations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A manageable museum, at syntagmatos Square, of paleolithic to late antiquity era. Its people are amazing with kids! The building was built in 1713 by Venetians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum is extremely well arranged and the items expertly displayed. It gives a very good overview of the archaeology and history of this area of the Peloponnese from Palaeolithic times onwards and there are many beautiful objects. It is both restful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A very nice place to learn more about the area, and cool off from the sun. There are lots of artifacts from sites in the area, and you will get a good overview of the prehistory. We wished they had more artifacts from Dendra, but otherwise, a lovely way to spend a few hours on a hot day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you visit Nauplion, and I think you should do that especially if you are staying in Tolo, you have to visit this museum. It is situated on the main square of town. It has special room where you can watch movies about Peloponneses history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This small museum is housed in an impressive Venetian building on Syntagma Square. There are interesting finds from Mycenean tombs around Nafplio. Top item is a bronze curas from the end of 15th c. BC. Frescos and other finds from Tiryns are also on display. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went to the museum yesterday on my last day in Nafplio and I have to say ......wish I'd gone sooner. Yes it's small, two large rooms, but the layout and overall displays are really very good...and I work within yards of the Brithsh Museum in my normal 9 to 5 so I have a good bench mark there. Chronologically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a really cool museum in Nafplio and a must see if interested in the Akaian's or just Greeks themselves. Has really nice artifacts which really interest you. The only problem is there are 1 or 2 incorrect descriptions about the exhibits. Must see in Nafplio but read up on the stuff a bit first.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Built in 1713 as a warehouse for the venetian navy. It became a military caserne. During the German occupation it housed the German interrogation office and today it serves as an archaeological museum holding a rich collection of finds from prehistoric until roman times.

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