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Byzantine Museum of Kastoria

| Dexamenis Square, Kastoria 52100, Greece
+30 2467 026781
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Excellent museum

This museum has wonderful Byzantine icons from the many churches in the region. The rooms are laid... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
susanwalsh
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glasgow
Interesting small museum

We were fortunate to arrive just as a tour of Byzantine churches was leaving. The museum provides... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Judgelew
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Santa Ynez, California
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The Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, which occupies premises built in 1985, was inaugurated in 1989 and remained open until June 2013. During that period it housed an ‘interim’ exhibition in one of its three galleries. The new exhibition material focuses mainly on panel icons and sanctuary doors, of which there are seventy-five (75); there are also five (5) fragments of frescoes, and thirty (30) other items, examples of the minor arts. The inclusion of this material was reviewed and proposed in a report based on the following principles, consonant with contemporary museological and museographic practice: • Connection with the social and economic context of the period that permitted the painting of the icons and the system of values they serve. • Emphasis on the uninterrupted consequence of the city of Kastoria, which, its peripheral position notwithstanding, flourished in both the Byzantine and the post-Byzantine eras (9th-19th century). • Creation of a museum devoted exclusively to Byzantine and post -Byzantine icons, documenting both the unique character of the icons of Kastoria and the multiple aspects of their function in the Byzantine world, which are among the most important sets of icons in the world. • Organisation of the exhibits in direct association with the churches from which they came, as a spur for the creation of an archaeological walking route in Kastoria, a city that is considered as a prime example of a living, open-air museum. • Creation of a modern, scientifically serious but at the same time visitor -friendly museum.
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

This museum has wonderful Byzantine icons from the many churches in the region. The rooms are laid out superbly and all the details are in English. We learnt a lot about the techniques of icon painting and there is a good film at the end...More

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EFAKAS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We were fortunate to arrive just as a tour of Byzantine churches was leaving. The museum provides much information about the churches, their history and significance.

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EFAKAS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Byzantine Museum of Kastoria is a museum housing various of old icon from the 12th to 18th century.The museum has a collection of Byzantine art developed in Kastoria. A guide will tell you all the necessary information about the museum. The atmosphere and the...More

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EFAKAS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The Byzantine museum of Kastoria is definitely a pleasant surprise for every visitor! Its tremendous collection is presented in a functional manner that provides a good flavor of the glorious Byzantine art developed in Kastoria during medieval centuries. It is worth mentioning that aforementioned art...More

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EFAKAS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

You will discover a very large collection of very ancient icons, from the 12 to 18 th centure. The museum is modern, very good presentation of the icons

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EFAKAS, Ιδιοκτήτης at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

do not miss to visit the byzantine museum of kastoria The Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, founded in 1989. The Byzantine Museum housed one of the largest and most remarkable collections of Greek Byzantine and Post-Byzantine icons of the Ministry of Culture. The museum counts, 414...More

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