Mitropolis On-Site Museum

Mitropolis On-Site Museum, Naxos Town

Mitropolis On-Site Museum
3.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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3.5
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mariha2912
Delphi,Greece6,673 contributions
This is a place where you can pleasantly spend 10-15 minutes. The finds are important, and excavated in such a way, where layers of different ancient periods are displayed. Site proves that area was inhabited since and for many centuries ago.
It is true that under a non-specialist's eye, this site makes little sense, and it is not one of those eye-catching attractions. But there are panels and signs that explain what one 's looking at, lady working there is polite, and anyway, it is free!
If you walk around Old Town, it is a 3 minutes walk from one edge, and surrounding area with all those churches worths a look too.
Written July 27, 2009
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alexis N
Athens, Greece511 contributions
Aug 2018
This is a tiny in - situ museum under the Mitropoleos Square. During excavations for remodeling the Church Square archeologist found the myceanean period Naxos city walls and small houses around 1.200 b.c. In the museum with free admission (from 09.00 till 15.00) you walk over the ruins of city walls and especially from ancient tombs where the ancient citizents offered wine and fruits to the Olympian Gods. The Ministry of Culture must help and repaint some dirty walls and change a broken glass window immediately.
Written September 3, 2018
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Nick K
London, UK21 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This site is so small, and so in need of love, and yet the story it begins to tell floored me. If you have a chance to go in, do! (It's free, what have you got to lose?) and it is only a 10-20 minute visit, and yet it spans 3 unique civilisations and how they've related to the Hora area across 7000 years of settlement! Brilliant!
Written August 21, 2015
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Pittosporum
Canberra Australia80 contributions
Apr 2016
waited for several hours for this museum to open (according to the hours posted on the door) to no avail. returned the next day again with no result.. looks interesting from the windows but who would know?
Written April 27, 2016
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Jilba G
Naxos, Greece12 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This site is quite interesting and could be fascinating if the explanations, in Greek and in English, were better. There are photo of what has been discovered but they do not always relate to what one is viewing. Please, archaeologists, put yourselves in the layman's shoes and write helpful clear explanations which will improve this place no end!
Written September 9, 2015
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TERRAvelista
London, UK16,472 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
The museum is located in the square, opposite the Orthodox Church and is free to visit. It is a small area where you can walk on these bridges above the burial grounds where exhibits still lie. Everything around there is quiet and peaceful so I highly recommend it if you are the kind to enjoy this kind of locations.
Written October 8, 2013
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Kylie_nahali
Den Haag6 contributions
Nov 2011 • Couples
This free museum, with lots of information also in English, shows the foundations of a Mycenaean settlement on Naxos and what it became. I enjoyed it very much.
Written November 15, 2011
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia3,963 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Entry is free! It is a covered excavation site showing the multiple levels uncovered and with plenty of information boards in Greek and English explaining each display area. It is only small but we left with a good grasp of everything that was on display from the funeral, cremation and feasting rituals to the dwellings, fortifications and pottery workshops.
Written September 20, 2018
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Jan W
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This small museum demonstrated quite clearly the buildings found there, and their functions. The information on burial rituals was interesting
Written September 13, 2018
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MaDier90
Boston, MA222 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Was intrigued to visit excavation of ancient town, so wasted hours trying to find entrance and visit this museum. Be sure to find out if it has (re)opened before adding this to your itinerary! Place looked absolutely deserted. A big disappointment.
Written July 16, 2016
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