Museums

1. Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

If you are an admirer of the ancient arts, then you can explore their history in the Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus. It was founded in 1897, within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asclepius. It’s one of the first museums of Ancient Greek Architecture and it contains exhibits from the Archaic Period up to the Roman Age, which will absolutely fascinate you. Important Exhibits: Inscribed architectural components, votive inscriptions, medical instruments of Asclepius, large statues, small votive objects, large reconstructions of temples from the ancient buildings of the Sanctuary of Asclepius, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Asclepius, the Temple of Artemis, the Tholos of Epidaurus, the Corinthian Capital that was unearthed in the Tholos Temple, casts of sculptures of Aphrodite, Hygeia, and Asclepius, an inscription about the Healing of Marcus Aurelius.

Don’t Miss: 
The port of Epidaurus

Information:
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum at the Asclepius of Epidaurus, Ligourio, 210 52, Argolida 

Telephone: 
(+30) 2753022009 

Visiting Hours: 
Winter: 08:00-17:00 / Summer: 08:00-19:30 (the museum opens after 12:00 pm on Mondays)

Entrance Fee: 
Full Price: €6, Reduced Price: €3 (prices include the museum and the archaeological site)

2. Mycenae Archaeological Museum

If you want to get to know a city with a worldwide reputation, then you have to visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. It was founded in 2003 and it’s situated within the Archaeological Site, granting you the opportunity to enjoy the ancient treasures in their place of birth. Important Exhibits: It accommodates about 2.500 exhibits, such as clay, stone and metal objects, murals, small utensils and jewelry from the Late Bronze Age and the Hellenistic Period, objects from the Atreus Treasury, sanctuaries of the classical period, such as the Agamemnoneion and the Enavlion.

Don’t Miss:
The church of Kimisis Theotokou at the village of Honikas

Information: 
Mycenae Archaeological Museum at the Acropolis of Mycenae, 212 00, Argolida 

Telephone: 
(+30) 2751076585, 76802 

Visiting Hours: 
Winter: 08:00-15:00 / Summer: 08:00-19:00 (the museum opens after 12:00 pm on Mondays) 

Entrance Fees: 
Full Price: €8, Reduced Price: €4 euro (prices include the museum ανδ the archaeological site)

3. Nafplio Archaeological Museum

If you’re an inquiring personality that’s interested in archaeology, as well as in technology, then the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio is going to be your favorite place. It’s open since 1933 and it’s accommodated in one of the most important Venetian building structures of the city, which was built in 1717 during the second reign of the Venetians. The sites where the exhibits were found come to life in the numerous museums’ monitors, creating a combination of history and technology that will take you right to the core of Greek Antiquity. Important Exhibits: A Paleolithic cluster of altars (hearths) from the Klissouras gorge rocks or boulders in Prosymna (32.000-21.000 B.C.), findings from the Mycenaean Period, artifacts from the Geometric and Archaic Periods, valuable vessels, figurines, ceramics, the unique Tirynth cooler, the Tomb of Ermioni, ceremonial heads of pigs, stone and bone tools, Linear B inscriptions, the Bronze Armor from Dendra (the only one in Greece), the Lord of Assini, the Panathenean Amphora.

Don’t Miss:
The castle of Palamidi

Information: 
Nafplio Archeological Museum, Syntagma Square, Nafplio, 211 00, Argolida

Telephone: 
(+30) 2752027502 

Visiting Hours: 
Winter: Tuesday-Sunday: 8:30-15:00 / Summer: Tuesday-Sunday: 09:00-16:00, Monday: 12:00-16:00 

Entrance Fee: 
Full Price: €2, Reduced Price: €1 (for senior citizens over 65 years old), free entrance for students

4. Nafplio National Art Gallery

If you believe that Nafplio is picture-perfect, wait until you visit its Art Gallery. The gallery is accommodated in a neoclassical building and was founded in 2004, as a branch of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens. It was restored and equipped with the aid of the Public Welfare Institution "Aristotle Onassis" and it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to explore the artsy side of history. Important Exhibits: The permanent exhibition titled "1821-Figures and Themes of the Greek Revolution" that includes works of art of Th. Vrizakis, N. Gyzis, N. Lytras and D. Tsokos, sculpted items of everyday use, armory of the fighters.

Don’t Miss:
The charming streets of Nafplio 

Information:
Nafplio National Art Gallery, 23 Sidiras Merarchias St., Nafplio, 21100, Argolida

Telephone: 
(+30) 2752021915, 21935

Visiting Hours: 
Monday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:00-15:00 / Wednesday, Friday: 10:00-15:00 and 17:00-20:00 (the museum is closed on Tuesdays)

Entrance Fee: 
Full Price: €3, Reduced Price: €1.50

5. Nafplio War Museum

If you want to investigate all the wars and battles that compose the history of Greece, you should let the War Museum of Nafplion enlighten you. It was inaugurated in 1988 and it’s housed where the Army Cadet School and the first Ministry of Militia were. It’s the first branch of the War Museum of Athens and its glory will travel you through history. Important Exhibits: Exhibits from the First School of Army Cadets, the Greek Revolution of 1821, the Macedonian War (1904-1908), the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), the participation of Greece in WWI (1914-1918), the Asia Minor Crusade (1919-1922), the Greek-Italian War in 1940-1941, the German Invasion, the War in Crete (1941), the Occupation and the Liberation in 1944.

Don’t Miss:
The beautiful port of Nafplio

Information
Nafplio War Museum, 22 Amalias St., Nafplio, 211 00, Argolida

Telephone: 
(+30) 2752025591

Visiting Hours: 
09:00-14:00 (Closed on Mondays), 09:30-14:00 National Holidays

Closed: 
Christmas Day, February 1st (celebration of the city’s religious protector), Good Friday, Easter Sunday and May 1st

Entrance Fee: 
€2

Free entrance: 
School and university students, instructors, tour guides, and senior citizens

6. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

If you are looking for a museum with a scent of local tradition that’s also interesting for children, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation is your ideal choice. It was founded in 1974 from the stage and costume designer Ioanna Papantoniou, in order to honor her father, Vassilios Papantoniou. This foundation is accommodated in a neoclassical building of the 20th century and in 1989, she founded the Child Awareness Museum “Stathmos”. It’s the first Greek museum for children and it’s located in an old train station. Furhtermore, the Folklore Foundation has been awarded with the European Museum of the Year Main Award (EMYA) in 1981, something that feels completely justifiable, once you visit it. Important Exhibits: It hosts about 27.000 objects, such as costumes, tapestries, textiles, traditional kitchenware, old city maps, photographs of everyday life, musical instruments, objects of folklore theater, a collection of Coptic art with "semeia" (multi-colored squares or circles) and "clavia" (long narrow bands) of Egyptian victories during the 6th century A.C.

Don’t Miss:
The Foundation’s rich library 

Information: 
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, 1 Vassileos Alexandrou St., Nafplio, 211 00, Argolida 

Telephone: 
(+30) 2752028947, 28379

Visiting Hours: 
09:00-14:30 daily (closed on Tuesdays)

Entrance Fee: 
€2

Free entrance: 
Children up to 12 years old and members of the International Council of Museums

Tour Guides: 
€2 / person

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