Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, Volos

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The Archaeological Museum of Volos, also known as Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, is a museum located in Volos, Greece, that houses many exquisite finds from early 20th century and modern archaeological excavations in Thessaly. Exhibits on display include jewelry, household utensils and agricultural tools, originating from the Neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo, as well as clay statuettes and a wide variety of items from the Geometric period, a time of great heroic events, such as the Argonaut Expedition and the Trojan War. There are also statues and uncommon jointed statuettes from the classical period, rare steles with relief work from the Hellenistic period whereby the color are well-preserved, as well as reliefs from the early Christian and Byzantine periods. Other fascinating exhibits include tombs transported in their entirety from the archaeological sites where they were discovered, along with the human skeleton and the offerings placed around it. Just outside the museum there are some interesting reconstructions of the Neolithic houses at Dimini and Sesklo.
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  • The exhibits here are varied and worthwhile. But they are generally poorly lit and much of the signage is too small to read though there are frequent English translations. We were escorted out at...  more »
  • We came here to find out about the local history of Volos and the displays and information are very good.  more »
  • Great little museum, with lots of interesting exhibits, pottery, ceramics, jewelry thousands of years old. Smiling personnel and very good fee, only 4 euro. Kids go free. If you're in Volos, spend a couple of hours here.
  • My first look at some ancient artifacts since I've been in Greece. This museum does not disappoint. I had a lovely time and got some really great pics.
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