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“A new museum”

Pythagorion Archaeological Museum
Ranked #16 of 69 things to do in Samos
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Samos, Greece
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A new museum”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

An excellent collection of archealogical finds from Pythagorio
and the surrounding areas of Samos. Informative and interesting
and a good place to spend a hot afternoon.

Visited May 2012
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“Must visit it”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Very interesting museum. You will find it on the left side of the road while entering Pythagorion village.

Visited May 2012
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“A must see museum great value”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Go visit and see the history of Samos , it will about 1- 2 hours and you won't be disappointed

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Stroud, England
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“Superb small museum”
Reviewed August 31, 2010

This is a brand new museum and is an absolute joy, especially when compared with the two cramped rooms in the old town hall which used to serve as the Pythagorion Museum.

The New museum, is light, cool, superbly laid out and great way to spend a couple of hours. The displays are laid out on two floors and follow a lergely chronological sequence from megalithic through to byzantine. All exhibits are labelled clearly (unusual for a Greek museum!) in Greek, German and English. There is a superb cut-away recreation of a well with objects positioned was they were found - slightl artistic licence is employed as some are repaired, but it gives a memorable display. There are also two major hoardes, one in silver from around 300BC and a gold hoard from around 1100, both of which are imaginatively displayed.

Perhaps the best is on the first floor where there is a collection of sculputure, including Archaic, classical Greek and Roman, and dominated by a massive statue of Trajan, still displaying some of the Imperial purple.

There are also a number of recreations of burials showing objects as found. These cleverly use cut aways to allow you to see positioning.

One minor quibble is that they do not allow photography, which is a shame,and in contrast to the museum in Samos Town.

Admission is free, and a visit is strongly recommended.

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