Archaeological Museum of Thasos

The first building of the museum was erected in 1934. A new wing is being under construction since 1990.
The museum contains three main collections of

The most important exhibits of the museum are:

Clay amphora from Kastri. Hand-made vessel found at the prehistoric settlement of Kastri. Dated to the Neolithic period.

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Cycladic plate (pinakion) depicting the hero Bellerephon on his winged horse Pegasus, slaying the three-headed Chimaira with his spear. The technique of the painting and the multi-coloured effect point to the conclusion that the decoration was under the influence of the monumental painting. Dated to the 7th century B.C.
Inscription from the monument of Glaukos in the Agora. Glaukos was the friend of the famous poet Archilochus of Paros. He took part in the expedition of the Parians for the foundation of trading ports on the coast opposite Thassos. Dated to the 7th century B.C.

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Colossal statue (h. 3.50 m.) of a young, naked man (kouros), carrying a ram. The statue is unfinished and it seems that the sculptor abandoned his work because of a crack in the marble near the left ear. Dated to ca. 600 B.C.
Archaic clay sima from an unknown building of the Archaic period, probably the Prytaneion. It bears the relief representation of a hunting scene, a subject very popular in the Archaic period. Traces of bright colours are still preserved. Dated to 540-525 B.C.

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Marble head of Dionysos. It belonged to the colossal statue of the god that decorated the large platform of the one of the two choregical monuments in Dionysion. The figure has female features but the calm expression on the face and the clarity of the plastic outlines (it is a statue of compelling beauty) date it to the second half of the 4th century B.C.
Statue of a Muse. It stood with the statue of Dionysus on the platform of the second choregic monument in Dionysion. It is obviously influenced by the famous statue of Eirene, made by the Athenian sculptor Kephissodotos. Dated to the first half of the 3rd century B.C.

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Statue of Aphrodite with a dolphin and Eros. An elegant statue that stood in a roofed space, a habit quite common in the Hellenistic period. The figure of the naked goddess reminds the famous Aphrodite of Praxiteles. Dated to the 3rd century B.C.
Head of Alexander the Great. The statue comes from a temple-like building near the Passage of the theoroi. It is a Roman copy of the Hellenistic prototype and it is bears evidence of the continuity of the cult of Alexander from the 4th century B.C. until the Roman times.

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Statue of Hadrian. The statue of the Roman emperor was found in the ancient Agora. He is portrayed armoured, with a calm expression and mild features, following the model of his typical portrayal representations. Dated to ca. 130 B.C.

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Address 64004 Limenas, Thassos
Perfecture Kavala
Region Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
Ephorate 18th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
Days-hours The Museum is temporarily closed due to restoration works
Telephone +30-593-22180

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