Archaeological Museum of Nafplion

Nafplio, Greece

The Archaeological Museum of Nafplio has exhibits of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Helladic, Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods from all over southern Argolis.

A two-storey building constructed during the second period of the Venetian rule (1713) and converted into a museum in 1926, houses the collection of the Archaeological Museum in the historic district of Nafplion. The new permanent exhibition outlines the cultural identity of Argolida from the Paleolithic period until Roman times. The most important exhibits are associated with the Mycenaean centers of the region and present in detail the palatial system, as well as the daily life and burial customs of the Mycenaean world. On the first floor, a bronze armor from Dendra, found in a chamber tomb of the 15th century BC that belonged to a distinguished warrior, is the most remarkable object on display.



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Founded: 1926
Category: Museums in Greece


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Eva Hody (2 months ago)
A beautifully curated museum with clear descriptions in English as well. The addition of the drawing of maps where items were excavated from added to the historical experience. Well worth a visit. Lovely and helpful staff. Very high steps but there is a chairlift for those who need it.
Supreeth Prashanth (3 months ago)
2 floors of great content! We start the tour with the professor showing us the photos, it's from the excavations in the 1950s in the Mycenee and argolid general region which are excavated below, on the class we are also shown the armor from Dendra which has remarkable survived to now! And the above floor shows the state of argolid after the collapse of the Mycenean palaces from attempts to follow a new legacy based on ruins of the old, slowly transistioning to classical Hellenistic etc periods. I really liked my short tour of the museum!
Konstantinos Giamalis (Kostas) (4 months ago)
Just another mediocre museum. In case you visited you won't spend more than 15mins inside. Try Mycenae only, this musuem has nothing to offer.
kristijan1 (12 months ago)
A lovely collection of interesting and priceless pieces of art and tools that come from an era long gone. Great atmosphere and not crowded even during peak vacation days in Greece. You might find the entry rules to be slightly discriminatory: if you’re an EU citizen under 25 years of age it’s free, if you’re a non-EU citizen under 25 it’s 3€. Albeit, both EU and non-EU over 25 are required to pay the full price of 6€. I personally don’t see the point in all of that but in any case, the entry is not overpriced in my opinion.
Jack Rear (12 months ago)
Nafplio Museum is a cute and quaint little museum in a small town, but perhaps unsurprisingly, it doesn't quite have the calibre of exhibits of some of the bigger museum. There's basically just a lot of pots, and not - to my mind at least - particularly exciting examples. It feels churlish to be complaining about the quality of pots which have survived thousands of years but there we have it. For 6€ it's at least not very expensive, and quite small so you can see everything within an hour. I just wish there'd been a bit more or it had been presented in a more exciting manner.
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