Archeological Museum

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Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum
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The prize of this museum is a white marble figurine that is the earliest example of sculpture in Greece.
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Christos S
Naxos, Greece13 contributions
Mar 2012 • Solo
The archaeological Naxos museum has, maybe the richest collection of Cycladic Idols (early Bronze age) in the world and the most valuable because we know the origins of the artefacts. This collection should be exposed in a museum 10 times bigger and visitors from all the world should visit Naxos just to see the museum. In this museum, on the roof!!!, they expose, maybe the most ancient unfinished daedalic kouros!!!
Naxos, was the leader in cycladic art and in archaic Greece and is intitled of a better place, computer multilanguange computer programs and many more but visit it anyway. It has many amazing items
Written July 20, 2012
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PaolaVozza
Milan, Italy28 contributions
I have been visiting Naxos Archaeological Museum two times since 2005 and I found it not chnaged at all in two years. Probably it's in the same shape as it was 50 years ago. It has a a great collection af art, especially some very interesting piece of Cycladic art found mostly in Naxos and in Keros. There is a lack of extra informations, but every piece is has a number and there is a caption with century, what is the object and where it was found. It's "spartan" no thrills place. Do not expect to understand all about it, but it's a nice place to stay for an hour. At the entrance you can buy a blu guide which is very well and written. I bet that if you go there and ask for a guide they will help to find one that speak english. The floor is in wood and has a wonderful smell and do a nice noice as people walk, the atmosphere is my favourite, seem like to enter in an old library. The view from the terrace is mesmerizing, you will see Naxos town from above as you were Mrco Sanudo, and there is a beautiful mosaic with animal subject in the terrace floor. I bet everyone who liked greece art would find this museum a peaceful place and an interesting visit. It's absolutely worth it. When you come out of the museum on your right there is a wonderful house with a fenced rich garden, have a look there. And then you can go visit the catholic cathedral and see the Virgin Icon painting which has a saint in the other side. You have to ask to then lady in the church to see the other side of the painting. There are also other interesting painting to see. Don't forget to light a candle and to think about solmething you really want.
Written February 1, 2007
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Olga P
Athens, Greece276 contributions
Sep 2019
The property is an old school, hardly suitable for a museum. It contains an incredible and rare collection of Cycladic figurines, many fine vaes, early 7th century BC inscriptions and fine marble sculptures. The labels are inadequate and there is very little information so that the average visitor can appreciate the great historical value of these antiquities from the island .
Written September 28, 2019
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mitzi-meow
Mevaseret Zion, Israel367 contributions
I have not encountered in Greece a worse presented collection. Although the museum has a few good pieces, the overall impression is that someone put the findings in glass cabinets 40 years ago and that was the last anyone paid them any attention. Hardly any object is numbered or explained, dust and cobwebs cover some of the cabinets. The walls themselves weep with frustration and the smell of mildew is overwhelming.
Written April 13, 2006
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nicolekyr
37 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
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....
Written June 6, 2014
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elympos
Larissa, Greece291 contributions
Aug 2012 • Solo
It is located at the upper level of the old town of Naxos. There are signs that lead you there. The building itself has lots of history (build in the 17th century). So the facilities are not the one of a modern museum but the collection is unique and of major importance, including works of art and objects of every day use, dating from the Late Neolithic period to Early Christian times (5300 BC - 5th c. AD). Don't miss the mosaic on the roof!!
Written November 16, 2012
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mariha2912
Delphi,Greece6,673 contributions
Place hasn't changed since last reviews (or since some decades ago to be honest), but I believe it is a MUST SEE non the less.
There is a great collection of large teracota items, a large collection of Cycladic idols and various other items (ancient bottles made of glass, pieces of jewllery, and many many more).
Obviously museum is understaffed, so its maintenace is not great (not only the building but even the items are a bit dusty,I saw a spider building its huge nest inside one teraccota kylix!), but people try to do their best. Labeling is basic too, without many explanations on what is there to see and what it's use was.But excibits theirselves are very important and very well preserved. I've visit this museum twice in 3 months, and I still find something interesting to see!
Written July 27, 2009
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Richard B
Paignton, UK23 contributions
Excellent collection of Kouros statues, some from 3000BC as well as many pots from archaic and geometric pots, and some marble statues.

As always entrance is free for EU students with ID, otherwise 3 Euros.
Written September 22, 2005
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ep416
Chicago, IL68 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We visited this wonderful little museum while in Naxos Town and simply loved it! I’m writing this review mostly to remember it by... It was truly amazing to view the history of the Cycladic Islands through the items found there and to trace such a vast history. The presentation of the items was wonderful, simple and easily digestible everyone.
A treasure in Naxos.
Written May 23, 2019
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Elizabeth B
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Only 2€ so off we went. This is a beautiful museum.. light and well presented in a Venetian Mansion.
Written June 6, 2018
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Archeological Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM