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Delos Island

Delos Island

Mykonos, GreeceOne of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece, is an island located 2 kilometers west of Mykonos. The entire island was declared a national museum.

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Benaki Museum in Athens

Benaki Museum In Athens

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceBenaki Museum is the oldest private museum in Greece and is a monument to Greek art and culture. Neoclassical building located at the crossroads Vasilissis Koubari Sofias and was built between 1867-1868 by Ioannis Peroglou merchant. Villa Charokopos, as known, was sold in 1910 by Emmanouil Benakis which according to his needs as home and family. Changes in input assumed a larger and a luxurious interior. Between 1929 and 1931, the house was changed again, adding a wing in the west.

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceNational Archaeological Museum hosts the most important artifacts from various locations in Greece. National Archaeological Museum in Athens is the largest museum in Greece and one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections include 20,000 exhibits offering a panorama of Greek civilization from the prehistoric era to the beginning of the late antique period.

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Museum of Greek folk music

Museum Of Greek Folk Music

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceMuseum of Greek folk music is hosted Lassanis villa built in 1842 near the Agora and contains about 1,200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the eighteenth century until today, the fruit of half a century of research and study Fivos Anoyanakis musicologist. Some of the tools that you can find in this museum are: bouzouki, mandolins, violins, clarinets, flutes, drums, citere, dulcimere, bagpipes.

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Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceByzantine Museum was founded in 1914. Originally located on the ground floor of the Athens Academy, he was moved to Villa Ilissia, winter residence of the Duchess of Piacenza. From 1993 began the expansion of the building with 3 underground levels. The main building, one of the most important monuments in Athens, has two floors and a basement. The north is bordered by two towers with stairs. In general, the building is built in Tuscan Renaissance style with classical elements (horizontal lines dominate the towers bass) and romantic (arcade, which stands outside the building roof).

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History Museum of Crete

History Museum Of Crete

Crete Island, GreeceThis museum is located in the city of Heraklion and is housed in a three-story neoclassical building which was declared as a historic building and a piece of art is protected by a preservation order.

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Museum of Archaeology

Museum Of Archaeology

Mykonos, GreeceArchaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1902 to house the finds at "Cave of purification" of i.Hr 426-425, which was discovered in 1898 in a necropolis of Rhenia, by D. Stavropoulos

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Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceUltra modern glass and steel museum that houses ancient artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological site.

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Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, GreeceThe Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one of the most important in Greece, exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary, site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle. Its rich collections are comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary. These reflect its religious, political and artistic activities from its early years in the eight century BC to its decline in Late Antiquity.

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The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Archaeological Museum Of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a state museum of the Ministry of Culture and has been an autonomous unit since 2001. It has been housed in a building, designed by architect Patroklos Karantinos since 1962 and it has been designated as a listed monument of modern heritage, as it is one of the most representative examples of architectural modernism in Greece. Its collections include artifacts and assemblages from excavations conducted since 1912 by the Greek Antiquities Service throughout Macedonia. The museum also houses objects that used to be part of private collections and were later donated to it.

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The Herakleion Archaeological Museum

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Greece, Greece The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.

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The Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aigai

The Museum Of The Royal Tombs At Aigai

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, Greece A sense of awe in the face of death, the splendours of regal glory, the emotions stirred by the tragic finale of the royal house of the Temenides, are all associated with the site of the royal tombs at Aigai. This conception dictated the scenario; the basic settings were guided by the principle that only the ancient artifacts should be lit up and warm in a dark neutral setting.

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Greece, GreeceThe National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collections, with more than 20,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

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Epigraphic Museum

Epigraphic Museum

CENTRAL AND NORTH GREECE, Greece The Epigraphic Museum is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. It safeguards 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece.

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The Museum of the Shells

The Museum Of The Shells

Corfu island, GreeceThe museum of shellfish in Corfu is at the entrance to the town of Benitses or in Greek Mpenitses is written on some signs. The Shell Museum at Benitses Resort is a private collection of dozens of fossils of marine animals from around the world.

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Crete Island, GreeceThe Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Heraklion on Crete. It is one of the largest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most remarkable and complete collection of artifacts of Minoan civilization in Crete.

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The Archaeological Museum of Thasos

The Archaeological Museum Of Thasos

Thassos Island, GreeceThe Archaeological Museum of Thasos is a museum located in Limenas on the island of Thasos, Eastern Macedonia, Greece. It occupies a house that was built in 1934 and recently extended.

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Museum of Asian Art

Museum Of Asian Art

Corfu island, GreeceThe Asian Art Museum in Corfu is housed in the building of the former Royal Palace - Anaktora Palace, a complex of buildings in Roman architectural style, used in the past by the British governor of the island, then by the King of Greece.

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Ethnological Museum of Alexandroupolis

Ethnological Museum Of Alexandroupolis

Alexandropolis, GreeceThe Ethnological Museum of Thrace was established to preserve historical memory in the wider geographical region of Thrace. Housed in a stone mansion built in 1899 in Alexandroupolis.

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Natural History Museum of Alexandroupolis

Natural History Museum Of Alexandroupolis

Alexandropolis, GreeceThe Natural History Museum is located in Alexandroupolis and consists of three large rooms that introduce visitors to the magical world of nature, genetics, geology, special species of the region and its ecological and geophysical features.

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Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis

Historical Museum Of Alexandroupolis

Alexandropolis, GreeceThe building of the Historical Museum of Alexandroupoli is located in the center of the city, opposite the City Hall. The museum has a total area of 700 square meters. which are developed on four levels.

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