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Archaeological Museum

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Address: Behind Church of a Hundred Doors, Parikia 844 00, Greece
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A summary of Paros' cultural history

The place to visit in order to realise the importance of Paros island and of the parian marble throughout the ancient greek history and especialy the cycladic era. It is not a big... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Olympia L
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes small museums can be disappointing, buy for €2 entry, this museum isn't. Lots of beautiful artefacts including ornately decorated pots, jewellery and some amazingly intact large statues. Staff are friendly and enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Interesting way to spend an hour or so. Easy to teach, behind the big church.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The place to visit in order to realise the importance of Paros island and of the parian marble throughout the ancient greek history and especialy the cycladic era. It is not a big museum so you won't be tired, but it is realy full with excuisite exhibits. It is worth to cheat from your sun bathing in order to appreciate... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful museum with hundreds of artifacts from a variety of sources. The Director has done a fantastic job of displaying and restoring these fascinating antiquities - don't miss the manuscript from 3000BC that spells out important economic, environmental and political events of the day.

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Paros, Greece
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

One can admire the sculptures that are still "alive" after so many thousands of years, uncovering the figures that were made by ancient tools used at that time. It is small but very interesting museum where you can also see old coins etc.

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We have visited this small museum previously but it was years ago so we were happy to go back. There are many statues etc which have been found locally. There are also exhibits from the recent excavations from the island of Despotiko - which is off the southern coast of Anti Paros. It is well worth a visit and good... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Archeological Museum has a small, but important, collection of objects --- marble statuary, friezes, columns, pottery, etc. --- from Paros ranging from the Mycenaean period to the Hellenistic period. It is an important and fascinating collection that has some thrilling and unique pieces, e.g. a set of early burial vases depicting the combat of the soldiers whose created remains... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Lots of history, poor labelling but fascinating artifacts. It's important to see these places to understand the culture of the islands

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

As most of the museums outside Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Paros is small but its collection is wonderful and deserves to be seen. The sculptures and objects on display come from the excavations on the island of Paros and the nearby islands of Antiparos and Despotiko and some of them are wonders of art.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Before or after visiting the extraordinary church, drop into this delightful museum. Walk along the park beside to see amazing pieces lying about. An excellent collection of sarcophagi with relief figures and inscriptions. Some lovely little items from the Cycladic era and a seriously frightening Gorgon (from 580 BC) and the Nike (480 BC) Definitely worth visiting and an absolute... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Some truly fantastic pieces to be seen here really upclose. The sheer volume of the archaeology on Paros is summarised very well. After 10 years of travel and thousands of musuems- it is the museum that houses my favourite statue of all time (well so far!) - definitely worth a visit! Top tip - take a bottle of water with... More 

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