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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
The Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki is one of the most beautiful and important museums of the city. It is located in the center of the city in “Manoli Andronikou” street right after the Byzantine Museum, on the south of Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
It is easily accessible from every part of the city, while it can be easily found without being an experienced traveler.
Like many other destinations in the center of the city you’ll have the chance to combine your visit to the museum with other places of interest because of the small walkable distance between them.
Due to the city’s rich Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine history the museum hosts a variety of exhibits that will impress every visitor. Beautiful samples of Roman architecture, unique colorful mosaics, sculptures and jewellery from the Greek Classical and Hellenistic period await you there. The most popular of them are known worldwide.
Ιn 2003 it was completely renovated and re-organized into six permanent thematic units, while several temporary exhibitions take place annually hosting many collections in collaboration with some of the world’s most important museums.
Don’t miss the chance to visit some of the museum’s highlights like the one of the kind Derveni Krater and the small arch of Galerius where the emperor himself is depicted. The museum is also accessible to people with dissabilities.
After exploring the museum, most visitors start to realize the importance Thessaloniki had throughout the centuries.
The “Gold of the Macedon” and the new permanent open ground exhibition called “Field House Garden Grave” are definitely some of the most interesting areas of the museum. In the South side of the museum there is a cafe available for all the visitors. It is ideal for relaxing, especially.