Greece is not only sun and sea. It is mainly its civilization. And this culture was expressed through the history of the country, as well as its ancient monuments. Anyone who visits Greece, wherever it may be, will definitely find a museum or an archaeological monument to visit. Indicatively, we will talk about six archaeological museums that you can find in Greece, but there are many more. When you get to Greece for your holidays, look for the nearest archaeological museum and visit it! Experience Ancient Greece and the ancient Greeks’ way of life!
Acropolis Archaeological Museum
Here you will find the findings from the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum is located in Athens, access is very easy and a visit will really impress you! The museum is rich in finds and you will need several hours to visit all the halls. Make sure you have enough time and you will not regret it!
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
At the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, you will see all the findings related to the Minoan civilization. You will see extremely interesting exhibits. The museum can be found in the city of Heraklion, Crete. The exhibits are really impressive! Make sure you have enough time at your disposal to enjoy your visit!
Mykonos Archaeological Museum
It is housed in a beautiful building by the sea, in the capital of the island, Chora. Here you can admire many samples of Cycladic pottery, dating back to the geometric period until the 6th century BC. There are also pots of the 3rd Millennium BC instruments, as well as burial Hellenistic reliefs. Still, you can see figurines of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC as well as jewelery and small objects of the 2nd and 1st century BC.
Dion Archaeological Museum
The museum is located in Dion, Pieria. The findings come mainly from the surrounding area, but also from other parts of Pieria, such as Pydna, Olympus etc. The museum consists of the basement, the ground floor and the floor. Some of the exhibits you can see on the ground floor are the statue of Aphrodite, Demeter, Poseidon and Health. On the floor you will admire many busts and statues. Finally, in the basement you will see a small exibition dedicated on the daily living of ancient Greeks in Dion.
Paros Archaeological Museum
If you are in the beautiful museum of Paros, do not miss to visit the archaeological museum of the island. You will find it in Parikia. The findings are extremely interesting. You will have the chance to admire finds from the Neolithic to the Early Christian period. Among them, the archaic marble Gorgos, the Victory of Paros, the Cycladic statues and mosaics, etc.
Ioannina Archaeological Museum
An extremely interesting archaeological museum, divided into seven halls. The exhibits cover a very long period, from the Palaeolithic era 250,000 years ago, up to the 3rd century BC. The museum exhibits about 3000 exhibits from the wider region of Epirus. The museum is located in Ioannina and it is really worth visiting.