Thassos museums

Thassos museums
Guide to 4 museums in Thassos, Greece

Thassos has a long and important history as can be seen in the several museums of the island. Interesting findings from the ancient city of Thassos are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Thassos. The permanent exhibition consists of many sculptures, ceramic vessels, and architectural parts.

Visitors should definitely see the Folklore Museum of Thassos, the only place that depicts in true detail the traditional aspect of Thassos. It is housed in Limenaria, in the beautiful mansion of Hatzigiorgis hosting agricultural machinery and many items of local art.

In Potamia, the birthplace of the famous sculptor Polygnotos Vagis lies the homonymous museum dedicated to the life and work of the artist. The collection includes beautiful abstract works and other pieces from his personal portfolio.

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List with the most interesting museums

Archaeological Museum
Location: Limenas
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This interesting museum is located in the capital of Thassos, the town of Limenas. It displays various findings from Ancient Agora and other excavation sites on Thassos, such as potteries, statues, terracotta figurines, jewelry, and others.

Location: Theologos
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This museum is situated in a two-storey traditional building in the heart of Theologos. The first floor shows objects related to industries and traditional professions and the second floor is a reconstruction of a traditional house in Thassos.

Location: Limenaria

This museum is located in the second biggest town of Thassos, Limenaria. It exhibits utensils of daily use, tools, traditional costumes, photos, ceramics and more.

Location: Potamia

This small museum is located in the village of Potamia, next to the church. It is dedicated to the sculptor Polygnotos Vagis, who was born in Potamia, emigrated in America and became an established artist. The museum displays realistic and abstract works of the sculptor.

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