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Theophilos Museum

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A little jewel that sparkles

What a lovely simple museum dedicated to the works of a very original and quirky painter who... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2014
Eresos, Greece
Interesting museum surrounded by olive trees

This museum displays many paintings by one of the most popular Greek painters, born in Varia.He... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2014
Paris, France
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26 Jul 2017
“Theofilos Museum”
11 Oct 2016
“will it be third time lucky?”
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Theofilos was the name of one popular paint artist who use to paint various portraits using personal made colours from different plants so there is a Museum about six kilometers from the center of Mytilene where anyone can visit and see his paintings . Its...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dimitris G
Reviewed 12 October 2016

we have tried twice to visit the museum. last year we arrived to find it was closed as the staff were on strike, this year we arrived and found that contrary to the guide information it was no longer open on saturdays. ho hum next...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank rocdoc
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tried to visit on a Saturday without success. Gatecrashed an organised visit to the adjacent Teriade Museum, specially opened for a group. The Theofilos Museum is now only open during normal office hours on weekdays.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The most famous local painter who lived in poverty and painted just for his food. He mainly painted walls of old local and traditional cafe stores.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank marioskotz
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Realy it worths a visit especially for art lovers it also entails wonderful paintings for whose it is realy famous

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank john p
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Needs more displays in English. Also many of the displays were photos and not the original, however, the mosaics are wonderful!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank karljp
Reviewed 9 October 2014

What a lovely simple museum dedicated to the works of a very original and quirky painter who finally became well respected after his death but who lived hand to mouth and painted for his supper

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Bagabondnyc
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Well laid out. An insight into this famous Greek artist. A bit out of the way, but well-worth the visit. Primitive art at it's best. A trip through Greek history and folk life.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Samahab
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This museum displays many paintings by one of the most popular Greek painters, born in Varia.He lived here with his mother when he wasn't wandering around the country painting naïf, colorful realistic paintings of rural or historical scenes which you can see here - as...More

Thank Typam
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This gentleman was a naive painter which later became famous.I understand that naive painting can be a good art form but ,with my apologies , I did not like what I saw . Sorry !

Date of experience: April 2014
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