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Museo archeologico di Naxos

Localita Schiso, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 51001
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Greek ruins, onl;y partly excavated

The site initially looks bleak with little to see, but you need to read the small signs to realise... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Stuart_Donald
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Royston, United Kingdom
Neglected

Looked an interesting visit initially but museum is only worthwhile part of site. The excavations... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
justonside
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Localita Schiso, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The site initially looks bleak with little to see, but you need to read the small signs to realise the importance, for example some 8C BC buildings are claimed, although no dating evidence is in the on-site museum, I am happy to take their word...More

Thank Stuart_Donald
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Looked an interesting visit initially but museum is only worthwhile part of site. The excavations are overgrown with weeds and need 're-excavating'. Couldn't fathom the site from the interpretation boards, some of which appeared to show a different perspective from the view. A very frustrating...More

Thank justonside
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The little museum is actually well-signposted with a good little display of artefacts from the excavations in Naxos. I was not interested in the beach (go to western Sicily, Egardi Islands for beaches) and this fulfilled the archaeologists within.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Fascinating site but needs to be brought to life somehow. Admission only eur4 so a good place to explore on a hot day at little cost. The museum has some wonderful artefacts. Probably 1 hour would suffice here.

1  Thank Bubblesdevere
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

These are the ruins of the ancient greek town of Naxos dating back to 734BC. The excavated ruins are extensive but largely bits of old walls and are spread out across a large and hot site. The museum has 2 buildings containing maritime items (mainly...More

Thank KayBristol
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It's very important area, because it shows the original site of first Greek setlers who start colonising the Magna Graecia. However, the whole area doesn't bring that atmosphere which is quite a shame. It could be so much more, and it should be so much...More

Thank Aleksandar S
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a small museum that could be so much more. It relates the the initial settling of Sicily by the Greeks and I would imagine that it's a very important part of Italian and Sicilian history. Unfortunately, the museum and site do not reflect...More

1  Thank lynchcarmelb
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Not worth visiting. A pile of rubble on the ground. Museum probably the worst I have ever seen. Only cost 4 euros.... save your money

Thank Suzybe1
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

This just wasn't worth the money. Nice for a walk but too expensive for what it was which a fenced off area around the beack

Thank Traloch
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went to this place many years ago with the school for the first time as we were studying Ancient Greece, which were the people who colonised Giardini Naxos. I was surprised at some of the things that are in this museum. It's really interesting...More

1  Thank Cristy M
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