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“The impressive history of Pythgorion”

Pythagorion Archaeological Museum
Ranked #17 of 68 things to do in Samos
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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews
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“The impressive history of Pythgorion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Pythagorion is now a little tourist village with some fishermen. 2500 years ago it was a bustling city of 50 000. Visit this museum to see how people lived in Samos back then and admire artifacts from their homes and temples.Very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“A gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

This seems to me to be one of the crown jewels of Samos' archeological heritage tourism. A modern, well-designed museum, telling a clear story of the development of ancient Samos through to the Byzantine period, complete with live excavation of an artisan quarter on the plot next door to the museum, giving the whole experience a very real contextual underpinning.

The exhibits are well labelled and have a clear narrative flow through the museum. Whilst the highly prized Heraion artefacts reside in the Samos archeological Museum in the capital, Vathy, Pythagorieo has by far the best collection of hellenistic and imperial statuary on the island.

As always with Greek museums and historical sites, entry is very cheap - three euros per person, and a complimentary little guide leaflet thrown in for good measure.

Visited July 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

This museum is well worth a visit. Excellent displays and well documented. The skill in reconstructing the exhibits from just a few pieces is amazing. Although quite small we still spent a couple of hours viewing.

Visited June 2013
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Jersey C.I.
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“Interesting little Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Spent an hour in this museum, if you like ancient ruins or Greek heritage then I advise you pay a visit. Lots of interesting little bits to see, plus it's free entry.

Visited May 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Modern, clearly laid out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

A lovely collection of historical artefacts, grouped largely by purpose/form, and accompanied by clear descriptions. Clearly displayed in a large, new, purpose-built building.

Visited March 2013
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