Museums in North Aegean

A true gem of the island, this museum is housed in the former junior high school of Ikaria's capital.
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Located within the archaeological site of Kambos, this museum contains artefacts from the areas of Kambos (ancient Oinoe), Nas (temple of Tavropolio Artemis), Arethousa, Christos Raches, Proespera and Frantato, among many others.
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This new building houses a stunning permanent exhibition that aims to guide you through everyday life in ancient Lesvos.
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You’ll know this museum is a gem as soon as you see the rare artifacts displayed in the beautiful mansion.
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Statues, columns, sarchophagus, and beautiful pottery are just a few of the finds exhibited at the museum, located in the city centre of Pythagorion, next to the site of the ancient town of Samos.
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The island’s archaelogical museum is located in the heart of the main town, and housed in two buildings: the old museum (Paschaleio archive center) and the new museum. It holds collections from various eras, but chiefly the Archaic period.
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At this museum visitors can revisit the way of life of Samos residents leading up to WWII. The museum is separated into thematic units presenting the professions held in that era, professions such as those of the shepard, fisherman, cobbler, and most importantly for the island, the farmer and agricultural work.
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Housed in the former cultural centre of the island, the Folklore Museum of Agios Kyrikos showcases a large collection of noteworthy objects, such as traditional costumes, textiles
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The Folklore Museum of Vrakadon can be found in the northwestern area of the island known as Raches, in the village of Vrakades.
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Lesvos boasts one of the few digital art museums in Europe, so take some time and explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
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Founded in 1994, the museum hosts items from the year 1870 until the mid 1900s that present agricultural as well as urban life in Karlovassi.
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This private collection belonging to P. Safou can be found in the village of Katafygi and displays carvings inspired by mythology, religion, and the natural world, such as dolphins and turtles.
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This museum is actually an old stone home of an Ikarian who once offered accommodation to the famous composer and his companions during their exile on the island.
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The Petrified Forest was deemed a UNESCO Monument of Nature and this museum is the perfect way to further explore the scientific and geological background of this one-of-a-kind geological phenomenon.
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Created in honor of a profession that was popular from the start of the 20th century and until a few decades ago, the museum is suitably located in a renovated old tannery.
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Located in the famous art critic’s ancestral home, this beautiful museum holds many gems. Admire the rare editions of his work, called the Great Books, that focus on the Great Masters, including Picasso and Le Corbusier.
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This beautiful museum is dedicated to Lesvos’ own 19thC folk artist, Theophilos Hatzimihail.
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The permanent exhibition presented in the Tower is made up of archaeological finds from excavations carried out at the castle on the same hill as the museum and in other areas where Byzantine ruins and monuments remained.
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Originally a private owned winery, the museum was created in 2005 by the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives, who in 2005 created this museum on the winery's grounds in tribute to the island's noteworthy winemaking tradition.
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This museum is a must-see for any ouzo lover. You’ll get a peek into the distillation process for this famous Greek drink which is a trademark product of Lesvos. Find out how it impacted the local economy, and get a deeper appreciation of the fine art of spices and their uses in ouzo.
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Take a tour of the island’s religious past, and admire ancient icons, bishop’s robes, illuminated manuscripts and antique chalices. It’s worth visiting as the island is known for its many monasteries and central churches – religious centers that attract tourists from all over.
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This small Museum of Agios Polikarpou is located in the eponymous village within the area of Raches. It includes a small selection of important, cultural artefacts.
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Extra-virgin olive oil is one of Lesvos’ premiere exports – and with good reason as the island’s olive cultivation and pressing process have been perfected over the centuries. Take a tour of this olive mill which has been designed to display the entire process of taking olives and getting fine oil.
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