Archaeological Museum of Volos
The Archaeological Museum of Volos, also known as Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, is a museum located in Volos, Greece, that houses many exquisite finds from early 20th century and modern archaeological excavations in Thessaly. Exhibits on display include jewelry, household utensils and agricultural tools, originating from the Neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo, as well as clay statuettes and a wide variety of items from the Geometric period, a time of great heroic events, such as the Argonaut Expedition and the Trojan War. There are also statues and uncommon jointed statuettes from the classical period, rare steles with relief work from the Hellenistic period whereby the color are well-preserved, as well as reliefs from the early Christian and Byzantine periods. Other fascinating exhibits include tombs transported in their entirety from the archaeological sites where they were discovered, along with the human skeleton and the offerings placed around it. Just outside the museum there are some interesting reconstructions of the Neolithic houses at Dimini and Sesklo.
For more information and enquiries please contact Archaeological Museum of Volos, 1 Athanasaki Str., Τ.Κ. 38001, Volos (Prefecture of Magnesia), Greece, Tel: +30 24210 25285, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance to The Archaeological Museum of Volos
Photographic Center Skopelos
Museum of Photography of Skopelos is a museum and seasonal exhibition venue in Skopelos, The Sporades, Magnesia, Greece. It has hosted workshops and significant retrospectives of the work of photographers Robert Capa, Herbert List and Josef Koudelka, among others. The center has made a notable showcase of "Icons of Narcissus" of images dating to around 1900. These were imported from the Musee Nicephore Niepce in Chalon-sur-Saône, France and a French foundation, the FRAC, has also made contributions to the museum. Other exhibitions on display have contained works by renowned Greek photographers such as Costas Balafas, Dimitris Letsios, Vassilis Manikakis, Spyros Meletzis, Aimilios Serafis and Takis Tloupas.
For more information and enquiries please contact Photographic Center Skopelos
Σκόπελος, Skopelos Stadt(Skiathos) 37003, Greece, Tel: +30 24240/24-121
The museum has showcased a number of images by photographers such as Robert Capa
Photograph by Gerda Taro
Thessaly Railway Museum
The Thessaly Railway Museum was founded in 2006 and occupies the first floor in the beautiful building of Volos Railway Station, Greece. The museum exhibits a collection of railway material from the past: rare photographs, uniforms, old telegraphs, machinery for issuing tickets of the 19th century made of wood and bronze, tools, watches, timetables, rolling stock components, traffic lights and old measurement instruments. There is also a documents collection, with rare books concerning railway architecture from the 19th century and other historic documents. The documents collection includes the blueprint drawings of Evaristo De Chirico for the construction of Pelion railway. Currently the museum admits visitors by appointment, Mondays to Fridays 07:30-14:30.
Contact the office of the OSE regional Chief Engineer if you want to see it: Tel +30 24210 23 424; Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm
Thessaly Railway Museum
Photograph taken by Thfasis
Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos
Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos is a museum in Skiathos in The Sporades, Magnesia, Greece. It is the house of Greek writer Alexandros Papadiamantis' located some 100 meters far from the eastern beach of the town. Following his death his house was transformed to a modern museum with displays related to his life and attracts many visitors. A two-story house, at the left side of the entrance it is the living room with the fireplace, where Papadiamantis spent the last moments of his life in the winter of 1911.. At the right of the entrance is a small room where the author’s father who was a priest kept his books and religious vestments.
For more information and enquiries please contact Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos, Skiathos ciudade 37002, Greece, +30 2427 023843