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Archaeological Museum

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Address: | Vathi, 83100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2273 027469

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Interesting museum focused on Heraion

The museum is accessible with a 5 min walk from the free parking space on the boulevard of Vathy, through a beautiful garden. Price is €3 per person. The museum is not that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Marnix K
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Tickets are cheap so we decided to check this out. It's a small museum, but there's lots to see. Seeing the Kouros in person is impressive. Would recommend but nothing exceptional and of great value in archeological sense.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The museum is accessible with a 5 min walk from the free parking space on the boulevard of Vathy, through a beautiful garden. Price is €3 per person. The museum is not that large, but it has a lot of interesting small objects and a few larger statues, almost all of them from the Heraion (archeological site in Ireon, near... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Perhaps no museum has the size and quality of the collections at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. But this one is superior in interpretation of their noteworthy collections. This small, unpretentious museum is not even well marked. You can see it in an hour or spend half a day as we did marveling at how curators and archaeologists come... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Came to Samos on a day trip from Kusadasi. Spent a nice hour or so at the Museum. It's not very big but packs in a lot of interesting stuff, and only cost a few Euros.

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in ancient cultures you must definitely see it. Besides the enormously tall Kouros you'll be able to observe the neigbouring cultures' life style. The island is not all about beaches and famous mathematician, just for 3 € the museum complex offers you some time full of history

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BUTTE MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Admission is for 2 small museums, located across from each other, interesting history narrative with exhibits and artifacts pertaining to Samos with an outstanding kouros, several meters high and phenomenal collection of griffins. We found it very interesting and the famous kouros alone is worth the admission!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

One should visit this important museum and be amazed from the kouros of Samos. It is an enormous statue. The museum is in the centre of the city next to the town hall and the great church of Sant Spiridon.

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

If you have historic interest, don't miss this museum in Samos Town. Together with Pythagorion Archaeological Museum and The Temple og Hera this museum gives an interesting story of the old Samos-history. Samos is not only wonderful beaches and great nature.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This museum - which displays a large amount of beautiful and interesting objects - is best visited either just before or just after the Heraion, the temple of Hera elsewhere on the island, as it hosts most of the things discovered there, so it really helps put the role of the temple in context. Some of the displays are perhaps... More 

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Saumur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We have visited the archaelogical museum in Vathy : so interesting and many objects and presents from Herai temple. Very impressive, and moving, all these statues and art things are so ancient. One of the best museum I've ever seen !!

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