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Museo archeologico di Naxos

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Address: Localita Schiso, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
094251001
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Treasured Of Sicily

I went to this place many years ago with the school for the first time as we were studying Ancient Greece, which were the people who colonised Giardini Naxos. I was surprised at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this place many years ago with the school for the first time as we were studying Ancient Greece, which were the people who colonised Giardini Naxos. I was surprised at some of the things that are in this museum. It's really interesting and you learn quite a bit too. Not to mention, you get a really good... More 

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Thank Cristy M
Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The site was closed in February but as we walked around the perimeter it was overgrown with vegetation and weeds and looked sadly neglected.

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Thank vuepoint
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Amazing items in an obscure corner. The site is very big for what it offers - the interesting bits are at the opposite corner from the entrance, but the small museum has some amazing, often archaic, material

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Thank Allan_G_P-W
Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

About the only thing positive to say about my visit was that I only wasted 4 Euro buying my ticket. The park portion is basically a field with small piles of stones that were the base of the walls of buildings. You can replicate the effect by marking out a big rectangle on a lawn and piling stones around the... More 

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1 Thank SpencerBibby
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The archaeological "park" is actually empty and not well maintained, wile the museum is old and doesn't worth the visit. Pity, since it is one of the oldest greek towns in the island. Free entrance on Sundays

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

From a historic and archaeological point of view, this place is important as it is the first place in which the Greeks settled in Sicily. It therefore comes as a great disappointment to find the place overgrown and just a few piles of stones here and there. However, it is worth visiting the small museum, which houses a few artefacts... More 

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Thank Charlieboy55
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Okay, it's only 4 euros to get in but it is mainly an overgrown area with a few ruined walls to see. Better to pay more and take a tour to one of the many other ruins across Sicily.

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Thank Alan1Bangor
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are in Giardini Naxos and have few spare hours which you do not want to spend lying on the beach than this is the right place for you (as was for us). The place is huge so you can spend at least 1 hour only by walking in a nice place (I would not call it spectacular or... More 

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Thank PeterKovac84
Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful site spread over large area with ruins of habitation from bronze age onwards. Small museum - most of the 'prime' pieces had been taken away to larger museums, but still well-worth a visit!

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Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The museum itself is quite small but has some interesting exhibits and information in English. The site is large and pretty and the old Greek walls are the most impressive of the remains here. Take water and use the shade when it's there!

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