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Archaeological Museum

Kastro | Hora, Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: The prize of this museum is a white marble figurine that is the earliest example of sculpture in Greece.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Well with the €3... Great artifacts, everything is well labelled in several languages, so much to see, and best of all, you can take all the photos you like!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This smallish museum is packed with good stuff--especially the hundreds of enigmatic Cycladic figurines and the mosaic from Aplomata (on a small porch off the back of the museum). Explanatory legends are few in number and usually not in English, so you'll need to do some independent research if you want to know more about the objects. The place can... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pleasantly situated in an old house in the old town, the archeological museum offers a surprisingly large and interesting collection of items from Naxos from different periods. Well worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The archaeological museum looks very interesting through the windows. Very sad that a lack of funding does not enable it to be opened regularly. It needs more support.

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Ginevra, Geneve, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In spite of the nice sculptures and obiects displayed, the museum looks miserable; no information about the obects, sometimes no indication about the date/period. 5 or 6 Pathetic "modern" screen are supposed once touched to provide a lot of information. None is working! Even if these screens have the European Union label, the simply show how badly European money has... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visit this museum every time we are in Naxos, just to sit quietly with the Cycladic figurines. Some of the things here were made 4000 years ago and they have been lying quietly watching history pass. And they will continue to do so. Go by yourself and sit near the Kouroi for a time, alone, and wonder.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
145 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Situated in one of the oldest parts of the Kastro area, the small admission price is worth it for the rooftop views alone. The interior is surprising light, and the collections were well labelled. The exhibits are pretty much what you would expect; vases , figurines and amphora; it is a sobering thought that some of these are over five... More

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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I wrote this title because I saw so many things that were in our history books during school time!And now they were in front of me!They look so familiar but they are even more beautiful! I even have little statues like these at home!not very good surroundings, though....

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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having seen other archeological sites on this trip, from The Acropolis to the island of Delos, we were reticent about going in here, but with an entry fee of €2 there was little to lose. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised at the range and age of the exhibits and suggest any visitor who has taken the trouble to climb... More

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Exeter UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lots of exhibits from the island. We went on our first day, which put into perspective the achealogical sites we visited later on

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