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Archaeological Museum of Thebes

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Great experience

After a wonderful day at the lake Yliki, we visited Thiva (Ancient Thebes). It was a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Egaleo, Greece
Maybe the best archaeological museum in Greece

Not in Athens? Not in Thessaloniki? - Why should the best archaeological museum in Greece be here... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Dusseldorf, Germany
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“bronze age”(3 reviews)
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Threpsiadou 1 | Plateia Keramopoulou, Thiva 33200, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a wonderful day at the lake Yliki, we visited Thiva (Ancient Thebes). It was a wonderful experience and see marvelous artifacts by our ancestors.

1  Thank redman5314
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Not in Athens? Not in Thessaloniki? - Why should the best archaeological museum in Greece be here? - There are several reasons: a) Thebes was one of the oldest, if not THE oldest, cities in Greece (settlement started about 8,800 BP). b) For centuries, it...More

1  Thank traveller1959
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A brand new museum (2016) ,which follows the history of Thiva ,from Hercules and the classic Ancient Greece to Middle age and Byzantine , Unique ancient items ,

1  Thank nikos1894
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This museum is outstanding in its presentation of a succession of wonderful artefacts of history. Outside it has an interesting Frankish tower and more sculptures.

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 17 July 2018

A hidden gem and a must for any traveler going through Thebes. Quite recently inaugurated, the museum melts discreetly in the city, keeping the surprise well hidden. Beginning with the first hall inside and ending with the last corner outside, one can enjoy an incredibly...More

Thank Worldtrekka
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had visited Thebes long ago, and toured the old building. Even then, the artifacts and exhibits were pretty impressive. Now, with the expanded space and the many newly-excavated treasures, it is awesome. The star attractions are the "larnakes", clay sarcophagis, which are unique to...More

3  Thank KathyinAthens
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We did a one-day tour to Thiva only to visit this museum. We really enjoyed the whole exhibition that is well explained. Our kids (12+9 yo) enjoyed it too!

Thank Chrysavgi T
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The newly-rebuilt museum is a real gem, and the star attraction of this rather dreary modern town with a long and fascinating history. Little remains of the Mycenaean palace but the museum displays jewellery and other exquisite objects revealing the sophistication of the bronze-age rulers....More

Thank Nikos051
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Thiva is a place with great history through out ancient times long before the milestone of Jesus born. Along the territory there is a dozen of other cities as well - like Orchomenos - with great history as well. Moments of this long trip through...More

1  Thank docklas
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The museum presents the history of Boeotia and Thebes from the Neolithic times up to early Christianity. Lots of exhibits represent everyday life and occupations. Very nicely organised, but be aware that the staff does not allow to take photos of people and exhibits in...More

Thank Vlad B
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