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“Fantastic--a surprise treasure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos

Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Volos
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic--a surprise treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This museum really took me by surprise. I did not expect to see such beautiful and valuable finds displayed in Volos. The gold was particularly lovely. Definitely, a Volos treasure that few are aware of.

Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Excellent collection from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period. Pots, jewelry, statues of deities, and the best grave stele I have seen. Most of it is local finds and it is presented well with descriptions in Greek and English. It's a small but very good collection.

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“small museum with a wonderful collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Interesting displays, excellent collection of pots, stele and jewellery. Displays are all on one level although there are a number of steps to enter the museum.

Visited April 2014
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45 reviews
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“Excellent museum and important artefacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

This is relatively recently renovated museum. It is a 10 minute walk from the city centre, but this is thoroughly enjoyable as you walk next to the sea.

You will need 1-2 hours to get round the museum (I do not spend a lot of time in front of everything).

Highlights include: a) the plaque with one of the oldest pieces of music as well as the attempt by archaeologists to interpret the notes (you can listen to it), b)the room with the Neolithic exhibits, which has actually been styled to resemble a hut of the time, c) the room with the tombstones which show some of the finest examples of how death was dealt with and d) the golden jewellery.

It is also worth visiting a replica of a Neolithic hut which is located in the park opposite the museum.

Definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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