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New Archaeological Museum Mytilene

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Mosaics, ceramics, and food

The big attractions here are, of course, the mosaic floors that were found in Mytilene homes. They... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
lrgacd
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Lancaster, PA
Don't Miss This Treasure!

I've been to this museum many times while visiting family in Lesvos. Ever reviewer is correct, the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
greekbecky2016
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Mendon, New York
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8is Noemvriou, Mytilene, Greece
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

The big attractions here are, of course, the mosaic floors that were found in Mytilene homes. They are just gorgeous. The amount of detail in them is wonderful and we enjoyed the photos documenting just how the mosaics were removed from their original locations and...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

I've been to this museum many times while visiting family in Lesvos. Ever reviewer is correct, the mosaics are simply stunning and so detailed. I really could spend hours looking at them. The staff is lovely, especially the elderly woman that one reviewer complained about....More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It has many beautiful mosaics . The museum itself is quite small but has beautiful ceramics and also other exhibitions. Some rooms didn’t have sir conditioning so it was hard to stay while sweating. Children don’t pay. Adults 4 euro. The photo exhibition about the...More

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The best exhibits are mosaic floors from two ancient Mytilene villas. The statuary is mostly partial and not nearly as interesting. Their temporary exhibits seem to be interesting in general, I missed the Gastronomy in Antiquity but was able to enjoy Lesvian ceramics through the...More

2  Thank Kamilla J
Reviewed 3 January 2018

you can find interesting information about the island and its great history in here! there are great frescos and mosaics worth seeing up-close-definitely a must!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This comparatively small museum houses a wealth of interesting artefacts, but the mosaic floors are fabulous! Very impressive.

1  Thank paulZ7479LA
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was mostly interested in the mosaic floors, but the entire museum is clean, well sign posted and very interesting. All signage is in Greek and English with lots of information and history. Marble statues, history of food and eating habits with cooking utensils, interesting...More

Thank TriciaK2
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The mosaics on display in the museum a really worth a visit. Of course, there are some other finds on display, but the mosaics are the real attraction. If you have just been to the National Museum in Athens, please bear in mind that Lesvos...More

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The small museum costs 4 Euro and well worth it, several rooms with mosaics from Mytilene of exceptional quality. Several small sculptures and small beads and some pottery, but the reason for the visit are the mosaics.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped in for a brief visit. Upon entering, we paid for our tickets and started walking through the museum. We were immediately followed from room to room by an older woman. We thought she was their the answer questions, but soon realized she...More

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