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Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

Syntagma Square Nafpliou - Epidavrou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
0752 27502
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This was a nice surprise! For a place that gets almost no publicity, this museum is outstanding... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A must for everyone visiting Nafplio !

It is one of the prettiest and more complete archaeological museums outside Athens . It features... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Makis P
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Syntagma Square Nafpliou - Epidavrou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
0752 27502
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was a nice surprise! For a place that gets almost no publicity, this museum is outstanding! It is much smaller than the National Museum in Athens and the Heraklion Museum (which isn't a negative), but it has so many great things on display, especially...More

Thank BradJ99
Reviewed 15 November 2017

It is one of the prettiest and more complete archaeological museums outside Athens . It features wonderful artifacts including a number of ceremonial masks which I have never seen or heard of their existence as being part of the ancient Greek culture ! Also the...More

Thank Makis P
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The museum is housed in the Impressive Venetian building that takes up the western side of the Syntagma (Constitution) square of Nafplion. The oldest exhibits are the Paleolithic clay hearths of the Kleisoura Gorge (32,000-21,000 BC)! The early Neolithic period (3,300-2,000 BC) is represented by...More

Thank ChristosKourtis
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I enjoy archaeological museums, and this one in Nafplio was no exception. It is on the smaller side but has great displays from tombs that were uncovered in the area.

Thank katie b
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This museum has the oldest armor extant. Also it had a unique ceramic wine cooler from centuries ago and some face masks that no one knows the origin of. I found it fascinating and was pleased that the security guard could offer insights to enhance...More

Thank SuzanneGrecophile
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Located in a former Venetian mansion dating from 1715 at one end of Constitution Square, the museum has recently been refurbished and has well-arranged displays over two floors which include photographs of archaeologists and archaeological digs and items found in excavations in the Argolida region,...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you're a fan of ancient Greek art and culture, you will enjoy the nicely preserved artifacts displayed in this museum.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a wonderful Museum with well laid out and captioned exhibits. Amazing and unusual items on display from the early Stone Age up to recent times. Plenty of ladscape models too to put it all in perspective.

Thank timcostello1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Some things to blow your mind about 300 plus years ago. Check out the plan of the round building and the actual suit of Mycenaean armour plus the video of how it was put on and taken off..

Thank iandavis756
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Really fine museum, well laid out with outstanding collections from local sites. Unmissable if you are at all interested in archaeology.

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Mary C
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This museum is in a 300 years old building from the Venice conquest in Greece at the 1st and 2nd floor. There are 2 storeys - floors steps, around 30 with a bit high height - these were for soldiers. But there is a mecanical... More
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