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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Kastro | Hora, Naxos Town, Greece
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The prize of this museum is a white marble figurine that is the earliest...

The prize of this museum is a white marble figurine that is the earliest example of sculpture in Greece.

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Nice, small museum with good collection

This museum is near the other museums on Naxos in the Castle area. It was very nice and had lots of in tact pottery and figures unlike many other museums in country that had just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Del Mar, California
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the top of the Old Town's Venetian Castle. it is definitely worth the visit. Millennia of Cycladic history in one place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This museum is situated in the Old Town of Naxos, just in the centre of it, placed in the rooms of medieval Venetian Castle. The museums is not very modern, but holds many important and interesting exhibits, and its collection of Cycladic art and statue is comparable with Athenian collections. We found it difficult to find the entrance to museum,... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was delighted that during my visit, I was alone and able to enjoy the artifacts without any disturbance be others.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum is near the other museums on Naxos in the Castle area. It was very nice and had lots of in tact pottery and figures unlike many other museums in country that had just pieces due to vandalism in years past. I thought this was definitely a good museum worth the visit.

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Arlington,Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Some interesting things to see here (e.g., statue of Marc Antony as a god, mosaic floor). The signs to get to the museum say there is an elevator but we couldn't find it. My wife is very keen on Cycladic art which is why we went and were not disappointed. I appreciated that the museum let us purchase advanced tickets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you only need one reason to visit Naxos, the museum is it. Like many of the Greek Museums I visited, it is small and somewhat tatty, but the collection is unsurpassed. The number of beautiful early Cycladic figurines rivals that of the National Archeological Museum in Athens but due to the absence of crowds you can pause and admire... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Municipal museum,not particularly well presented,housed in historic building close by the castle .Sculpture remains and extensive vase collection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The museum is right on top of the old citadel. Easy to find despite the maze of narrow cobbled streets - look for signs if you are unsure about the direction. The collection is not particularly large but contains some valuable material, mostly pottery, neolithic and Bronze Age tools, beautiful golden ornaments, a couple of bronze swords and various later... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to visit. At €2 it's good value but do ask for the senior/pension rate if you're over 65, this is not clear from the admissions info. Nice rooms in the old castle buildings. Some useful general explanations, but more help understanding the significance of the items would be helpful

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The museum was quite extensive and very nice. We paid 4 euros for two. I was surprised at the quality and number of exhibits

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