Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos

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melvin K
Derby, UK37 contributions
The exhibits here are varied and worthwhile. But they are generally poorly lit and much of the signage is too small to read though there are frequent English translations. We were escorted out at 315 when the museum was meant to close at 330. We’ve seen this before in Greece. It’s unacceptable.
Written February 17, 2020
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NicolasSte
London, UK21 contributions
Couples
The Archeological museum of Volos is not well known. Perhaps this is because Volos is usually the gateway to Skiathos and Skopelos or Meteora. This is a pity, because this museum has a rare collection of Neolithic era artifacts from in and around Volos as well as from the whole of Thessaly, which seems to be full of Neolithic settlements (they have a map showing them all). It was weird to see dates like 6500 BC! There were exhibits dating from 6500 BC to the Roman ages (3rd century AD). At least this is what I recall. The majority was from the Neolithic Era.
It was thrilling to see objects thousands of years old and the evolution in the making of jewelry, tools, statuettes and everyday objects. There are also a lot of tombstones (plus a few tombs).
It is not a big museum, so it is not a long visit. If you have some time to spend in Volos, go there. I don’t think you will regret it.
Written November 5, 2014
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Maria B
Volos, Greece142 contributions
Business
A place that everyone should visit when in Volos is the Archaeological Museum.

Its exhibits are rather rare as some of them date back to 6,000BC! The rooms of the museum are spacious making the visit quite pleasant while Information is given for each exhibit in Greek and in English.

Although it is not in the very centre of the city, it is still very easy to find as it is located by the sea next to the hospital.

Finally, it is advisable that the visit to the museum be combined with a visit to the neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo.
Written December 13, 2014
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Stephanie A
Auckland Central, New Zealand111 contributions
Couples
We have visited lots of museums in Turkey and Greece and thought that we might be a bit bored by another one. However this museum is well presented and is specific to the region. We saw some artefacts that we hadn't seen before. It is inexpensive (3 euros each) and most of the displays have descriptions in Greek and English. It is closed on Mondays, but is open until 5pm all other days (I think their website says 3pm).
Written June 8, 2014
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gvd8
54 contributions
Couples
This is relatively recently renovated museum. It is a 10 minute walk from the city centre, but this is thoroughly enjoyable as you walk next to the sea.

You will need 1-2 hours to get round the museum (I do not spend a lot of time in front of everything).

Highlights include: a) the plaque with one of the oldest pieces of music as well as the attempt by archaeologists to interpret the notes (you can listen to it), b)the room with the Neolithic exhibits, which has actually been styled to resemble a hut of the time, c) the room with the tombstones which show some of the finest examples of how death was dealt with and d) the golden jewellery.

It is also worth visiting a replica of a Neolithic hut which is located in the park opposite the museum.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 16, 2014
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Alexandre Damianescu
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions
Business
beautiful structured museum at the end of Volos. Very interesting items exposed and in a beautiful surrounding. recommended when you visit the city
Written May 16, 2019
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aritsam
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Couples
This is a gem of a museum that most people overlook, And it is pity because it very well layed out. It is rich with articrafts from the Neolithic age to the Roman age. It features the first musical notes engraved on stone that they deciphered and you can hear it on tape!
Written March 5, 2018
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ABRAHAM T
Athens, Greece150 contributions
Friends
This is a very nice museum to see the many Neolithic findings in Magnesia and many interesting artifacts from other historical areas. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable
Written July 22, 2016
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Abbie H
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Family
This Museum was a great finding while visiting Volos. We had a really nice time with the children getting very excited over the Neolithic artefacts! The entrance was very affordable and I’d say it is definitely worth to pay a visit.
Written April 23, 2016
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Lucian M
Constanta, Romania2,190 contributions
Friends
If you are in Volos and not in hurry to take a ferry for islands, if you don’t want to lose your time in a tavern or a café, if you don’t want to make anybody happy with your shopping, then maybe it will be a good idea to visit Archeological Museum.
Seriously speaking now, this place is interesting and worth a visit. The museum’s collections display artifacts from the very old period of civilization in this part of Greece. There are statues, grave steles, pottery, weapons, tools, garnishments, even some gold artifacts and small coins. There are, also, temporary collections, not necessarily connected with the ancient time – I had once opportunity to visit a paintings exhibition.
All in all you will spend 2 – 3 hours in a pleasant and educative way.
Written November 19, 2014
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Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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