New Archaeological Museum Mytilene

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New Archaeological Museum Mytilene

New Archaeological Museum Mytilene
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AryaStrike
World23 contributions
Visit for the mosaics
Aug 2019 • Solo
A small but lovely museum just down the road from the castle.
The mosaics are breathtaking.
The staff was nice, helpful and welcoming.
Closed on Tuesdays
Written August 14, 2019
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lrgacd
Lancaster, PA67 contributions
Mosaics, ceramics, and food
Jul 2018 • Family
The big attractions here are, of course, the mosaic floors that were found in Mytilene homes. They are just gorgeous. The amount of detail in them is wonderful and we enjoyed the photos documenting just how the mosaics were removed from their original locations and moved to the museum. There was a very fine ceramics display comparing/contrasting ancient ceramics with works by current artists. The food exhibit was fascinating. I took photos of some of the ancient recipes and plan to try them! Photography is restricted in some areas of the museum.
Written August 22, 2018
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greekbecky2016
Mendon, NY182 contributions
Don't Miss This Treasure!
Sep 2017 • Solo
I've been to this museum many times while visiting family in Lesvos. Ever reviewer is correct, the mosaics are simply stunning and so detailed. I really could spend hours looking at them. The staff is lovely, especially the elderly woman that one reviewer complained about. In Greece, order and respect is valued and I think its ok if visitors are occasionally followed as there have been problems in the past. It doesn't bother me if a caretaker is watchful over valuable artwork..its happened many times at museums, I get it and understand it. Now that we have that out of the way, its a great way to spend a few hours and learn about Lesvos. Afterwards, relax under the shade of an old olive tree that will be waiting for you when you've completed your walk through the museum.
Written August 18, 2018
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Altug71
Rome, Italy1,840 contributions
Must be seen!
Aug 2018 • Family
It has many beautiful mosaics . The museum itself is quite small but has beautiful ceramics and also other exhibitions. Some rooms didn’t have sir conditioning so it was hard to stay while sweating. Children don’t pay. Adults 4 euro. The photo exhibition about the restoration of acropol in Athens is very interesting.
Written August 11, 2018
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Kamilla J
20 contributions
Amazing mosaic floors
Feb 2018 • Solo
The best exhibits are mosaic floors from two ancient Mytilene villas. The statuary is mostly partial and not nearly as interesting. Their temporary exhibits seem to be interesting in general, I missed the Gastronomy in Antiquity but was able to enjoy Lesvian ceramics through the ages. It is a bit unusual to see 5000 year old exhibits next to contemporary ones, but I thought it gave a nice sense of continuity of the tradition of pottery in Lesvos.
Written March 6, 2018
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Apostolidou Georgia
Kilkis, Greece332 contributions
you can find interesting information about the island and its great history in here!
Dec 2017 • Family
you can find interesting information about the island and its great history in here! there are great frescos and mosaics worth seeing up-close-definitely a must!
Written January 3, 2018
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paulZ7479LA
Copenhagen, Denmark33 contributions
Excellent and interesting display
Aug 2017 • Couples
This comparatively small museum houses a wealth of interesting artefacts, but the mosaic floors are fabulous! Very impressive.
Written September 7, 2017
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TriciaK2
South West England, UK199 contributions
Very good museum
Mar 2017 • Solo
I was mostly interested in the mosaic floors, but the entire museum is clean, well sign posted and very interesting. All signage is in Greek and English with lots of information and history. Marble statues, history of food and eating habits with cooking utensils, interesting room regarding funeral banquets. Well worth a visit!!
Written March 13, 2017
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Sebastian R
6 contributions
Mosaics realy worth a visit
Aug 2016 • Solo
The mosaics on display in the museum a really worth a visit. Of course, there are some other finds on display, but the mosaics are the real attraction. If you have just been to the National Museum in Athens, please bear in mind that Lesvos is not Athens but still has an awful lot to offer.
Written September 8, 2016
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rickuk56
London, UK106 contributions
Brillient Mosaics
Aug 2016 • Solo
The small museum costs 4 Euro and well worth it, several rooms with mosaics from Mytilene of exceptional quality. Several small sculptures and small beads and some pottery, but the reason for the visit are the mosaics.
Written August 11, 2016
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