Museo archeologico di Naxos

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Museo archeologico di Naxos

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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
Situated on the Capo Schiso headland at the south end of the town (by the port) you will find the museum and remains of what was once the first Greek colony on Sicily. Founded in 735BC the area become the base from which Sicily was further colonised however Naxos was destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse in 403BC.
The museum is well laid out with all sorts of finds from pottery, coins, tiles, votives and more - it is all well documented in English as well as Italian.
The ruins themselves are not as extensive as other sites but you can see parts of the town wall, streets and walls of houses. Lovely views across to Etna too.
Plenty of street parking nearby and not expensive to enter - open from 9am until 1 hour before sunset.
Written 30 August 2020
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catherineh482
Wrexham County, UK3 contributions
Enjoyable history
Apr 2019
Found by accident but if enjoy history it's a little gem .Also gardens so you can sit and take in peaceful setting
Written 13 February 2020
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Traveller298382
Bosham, UK97 contributions
This museum could be so much better with a bit of care and attention
Oct 2019
A really important Sicilian museum for all interested in history / archaeololgy to visit. The small museum building within a small fort is well stocked with interesting artifacts relevant to the first Greek colony of Sicily. The archaeological remains contained in the vast outdoor park are extensive. They are however widespread and need to be 'hunted' for. Full explantions in English are limited on the outdoor excavations. When we were the first time the grass was starting to be cut. On a subsequent visit to the exterior larger areas of grass had been cut and archaeologists were active in one of the main dig areas.
Written 21 October 2019
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A2B6
Manchester, UK28 contributions
An interesting find
Sep 2019
We visited the museum on a very wet afternoon. It is very well laid out with many interesting exhibits. There is also an underwater museum which is in a separate building. We did manage to get outside for a while to go round part of the archaelogical park where you can see where some of the digs which took place. We would, also, like to say many thanks to the museum attendant who was celebrating a birthday. He invited us to join him for cakes and a drink. Grazie
Written 27 September 2019
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Ray K
Poole, UK89 contributions
Museum great,grounds relaxing
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a small tucked away gem
The museum has some fantastic items which you would expect to see in major collections; Neolithic pottery, Bronze Age helmet, gorgon items and more
It’s a wonderful display of local finds going back into centuries BC-awesome if you stop and think about what is in front of you
The grounds are interesting in the context of what has been excavated from them though there is not a huge amount to see they are extensive, peaceful and partly enclosed by a high ancient wall
All this for 4 euros!
Written 23 September 2019
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Ray S
Market Drayton, UK310 contributions
Scant items to see
May 2019 • Couples
Although it covers a large area there is actually very little to see,and what there is is not well explained. The museum is however worth a visit. A very nice p,ace to sit in peace and relax
Written 5 June 2019
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SuePip
London186 contributions
a park just off the harbour
May 2019 • Couples
Nothing much to see, a park off the harbour. Boundary walls and a tower that looks as if its been upgraded. Other than that its a walk in the park for 4 euros each
Written 21 May 2019
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Adrian G
Kingston, England37 contributions
Astonishingly ancient remains
May 2019
Some of what you see in the grounds is quite hard to interpret. It still makes for an interesting visit though. The indoor museum contains a wealth of information, more than I could manage in a single visit.
Written 15 May 2019
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Jayne M
Prestwick, UK59 contributions
Not much left to see
May 2019 • Couples
Lovely grounds but not much left to see compared with other Roman ruins in the area. Worth a visit if you are in area and passing.
Written 8 May 2019
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SJC94
Ashford, UK105 contributions
Overgrown and empty
Apr 2019 • Family
Walked around the perimeter passing one entrance that looked like it was unused and ticket ‘shed’ closed. More information at the entrance facing the sea. This was manned. No information on museum.
This is the first settlement of the Greeks yet all we could see was a lava wall and overgrown field. The castle tower could be viewed from the road, information on fence.
Even a member of staff in the hotel said not to bother if we were going to other sites.
The grass was cut into pathways later in the week but by then we had seen other Greek remains.
It’s a shame because it could attract more people into town.
Written 13 April 2019
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