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“interesting, and helpful staff”

Archaeological Museum
Ranked #15 of 77 things to do in Samos
Certificate of Excellence
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north east uk
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“interesting, and helpful staff”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

the Kouros was extremely impressive. hving visited the archeological sight at Heraion it was worth seeing pieces brought from there. This was the main focus of the museum however, with little from other historic sites in the island

Visited September 2012
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“Impresive”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

A very interesting museum in Samos town. It is near the garden, the Town Hall and the big church of Sant Spiridon. It has 2 buildings. The old and the modern one. Both are of a great importance. In the modern one you will see the huge Kouros. A statue almost 5m high. I have never seen such a big statue before.

Visited May 2012
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Central Texas
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed September 25, 2010

This museum contains a number of statues from the Heraion, including one of the largest free standing ancient Greek sculptures ever found--a 16 ft. marble kouros. It was found in pieces. Apparently it was being dismembered prior to a trip to a furnace where it would have been turned into lime. Fortunately, something saved the statue from destruction, and you can enjoy seeing it in this museum.

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