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Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum

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Excellent for inquisitive people

I, as an archaeologist, really found this museum a place worth visiting. The more you ask the... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Gabrielė G
It was closed but the receptionist from hotel opened for us

We were seen trying to open the door.The receptionist saw us & we said we had come over from... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Trevor M
Afandou, Greece
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Oct 1, 2018
“Excellent for inquisitive people”
Aug 17, 2018
“It was closed but the receptionist from hotel opened for us”
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+30 2241 090201
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

I, as an archaeologist, really found this museum a place worth visiting. The more you ask the mineralogist himself to tell you, the more exciting it becomes. Almost every item there has its story. A tip for those who are worried about the working hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gabrielė G
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We were seen trying to open the door.The receptionist saw us & we said we had come over from Afandou.So she opened up the museum.So glad we got inside.What an amazing display on show.We will go again for sure.Exibits from all over the world. Admission...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trevor M
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Really an interesting place to visit. Very beautiful minerals and stones from Rhodes and other places on the earth

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Christian A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

After a lovely dinner in the hotel where the museum is, we asked if we could be shown round. The owner kindly opened up for us and gave us an interesting and informative tour of his awesome collection of minerals and fossils and all free....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Huggy64
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We were invited to view the museum and arranged a time for the following day. It is free to view and when you walk inside Wowza we had no idea we would of found this little Aladdin's cave here. As viewers have already mentioned it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank eileen24
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We discovered the museum just by chance. What an experience for someone interested in minerals! The food in the hotel was also amazing. Thank you to the family Stamatiadis !

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Khalid M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

We walked up to this museum in the advertised hours of opening and found it closed. Very disappointing and no sign to state why it was closed. There was a sign stating open 9am to 1pm and we were there mid-morning. Undaunted we went back...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This museum is very interesting and if you like minerals and crystals you will love it! It is not huge so you can make it a quick stop on your way to ialisos. Very informative and educative for kids!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank VivianStudios
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We were just walking around doing a bit of exploring when we stumbled on a sign pointing us in the direction to this museum of mineralogy & paleontology. What an incredible experience, the man was kind enough to give us a private tour explaining in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Carl P
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This little museum is located under a hotel in Ialysos. The owner of the collection showed us around as we were the only visitors. A lot of the items he found himself whilst caving, he is very knowledgeable about geology and palaeontology and passionate about...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Zoe C
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Marilyn P
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Response from Marilyn P | Reviewed this property |
Well like I said originally, we went twice in the advertised opening times and it was CLOSED!