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New Archaeological Museum Mytilene
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Mytilene
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. In Greece, order and respect is valued and I think its ok if visitors are occasionally followed as there have been problems in the past. It doesn't bother me if a caretaker is watchful over valuable artwork..its happened many times at museums, I get it and understand it. Now that we have that out of the way, its a great way to spend a few hours and learn about Lesvos. Afterwards, relax under the shade of an old olive tree that will be waiting for you when you've completed your walk through the museum.

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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 restoration of acropol in Athens is very interesting.

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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 ages. It is a bit unusual to see 5000 year old exhibits next to contemporary ones, but I thought it gave a nice sense of continuity of the tradition of pottery in Lesvos.

2  Thank Kamilla J
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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!

1  Thank Apostolidou G
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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
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