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Address: Mytilene 81100, Greece
Phone Number: 0251/41-644
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:30

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Not open weekends or public holidays

Tried to visit on a Saturday without success. Gatecrashed an organised visit to the adjacent Teriade Museum, specially opened for a group. The Theofilos Museum is now only open... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
David B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

we have tried twice to visit the museum. last year we arrived to find it was closed as the staff were on strike, this year we arrived and found that contrary to the guide information it was no longer open on saturdays. ho hum next time hopefully ;)

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Thank rocdoc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tried to visit on a Saturday without success. Gatecrashed an organised visit to the adjacent Teriade Museum, specially opened for a group. The Theofilos Museum is now only open during normal office hours on weekdays.

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Mytilene, Greece
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The most famous local painter who lived in poverty and painted just for his food. He mainly painted walls of old local and traditional cafe stores.

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Thank marioskotz
Mytilene, Greece
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Realy it worths a visit especially for art lovers it also entails wonderful paintings for whose it is realy famous

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Izmir, Turkey
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Needs more displays in English. Also many of the displays were photos and not the original, however, the mosaics are wonderful!

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Thank karljp
New York City, New York
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165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

What a lovely simple museum dedicated to the works of a very original and quirky painter who finally became well respected after his death but who lived hand to mouth and painted for his supper

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Shropshire
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140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Well laid out. An insight into this famous Greek artist. A bit out of the way, but well-worth the visit. Primitive art at it's best. A trip through Greek history and folk life.

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Thank Samahab
Paris
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

This museum displays many paintings by one of the most popular Greek painters, born in Varia.He lived here with his mother when he wasn't wandering around the country painting naïf, colorful realistic paintings of rural or historical scenes which you can see here - as well as on the walls of some old cafés. There is a lot of info.... More 

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Thank Typam
Istanbul, Turkey
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This gentleman was a naive painter which later became famous.I understand that naive painting can be a good art form but ,with my apologies , I did not like what I saw . Sorry !

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Thank zuhtu92
Athens, Greece
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Theofilos was the most well known naiv painter of Greece. His works exposed at the museum are all great, though the museum itself needs a lot of work in order to be good enough to deserve his legacy.

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