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Theophilos Museum

Mytilene 81100, Greece
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will it be third time lucky?

we have tried twice to visit the museum. last year we arrived to find it was closed as the staff... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Not open weekends or public holidays

Tried to visit on a Saturday without success. Gatecrashed an organised visit to the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
David B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
11 Oct 2016
“will it be third time lucky?”
21 May 2016
“Not open weekends or public holidays ”
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Mytilene 81100, Greece
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

we have tried twice to visit the museum. last year we arrived to find it was closed as the staff were on strike, this year we arrived and found that contrary to the guide information it was no longer open on saturdays. ho hum next...More

Thank rocdoc
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tried to visit on a Saturday without success. Gatecrashed an organised visit to the adjacent Teriade Museum, specially opened for a group. The Theofilos Museum is now only open during normal office hours on weekdays.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The most famous local painter who lived in poverty and painted just for his food. He mainly painted walls of old local and traditional cafe stores.

Thank marioskotz
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Realy it worths a visit especially for art lovers it also entails wonderful paintings for whose it is realy famous

Thank john p
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Needs more displays in English. Also many of the displays were photos and not the original, however, the mosaics are wonderful!

Thank karljp
Reviewed 9 October 2014

What a lovely simple museum dedicated to the works of a very original and quirky painter who finally became well respected after his death but who lived hand to mouth and painted for his supper

Thank Bagabondnyc
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Well laid out. An insight into this famous Greek artist. A bit out of the way, but well-worth the visit. Primitive art at it's best. A trip through Greek history and folk life.

Thank Samahab
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

This museum displays many paintings by one of the most popular Greek painters, born in Varia.He lived here with his mother when he wasn't wandering around the country painting naïf, colorful realistic paintings of rural or historical scenes which you can see here - as...More

Thank Typam
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This gentleman was a naive painter which later became famous.I understand that naive painting can be a good art form but ,with my apologies , I did not like what I saw . Sorry !

Thank zuhtu92
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Theofilos was the most well known naiv painter of Greece. His works exposed at the museum are all great, though the museum itself needs a lot of work in order to be good enough to deserve his legacy.

1  Thank YiannisM
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