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Description :

The Archaeological Museum of Larissa is housed in a Muslim mosque, which was built at the end of the 19th century and was a gift of Queen Olga to the remaining Muslims of the town of Larissa. It is the newest of the city’s mosques and the only one salvaged today. The ancient objects are exhibited in the only hall of the mosque.

The Museum offers a permanent exhibition, which contains exhibits from Paleolithic, Neolithic, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman collections. Upon entering the museum the visitor sees the show cases with exhibits from various periods, while exactly opposite, at the other end of the hall one can see the impressive Neolithic menhir-style stele. Two lines of window-cases occupy the central space of the hall. The internal show-case contains findings from the Prehistoric to the Archaic Era, while characteristic are the prehistoric findings of the wider region of Larissa, but also the archaic findings from the important tomb cemetery of St George of Larissa. The external line of show-cases contains clay and copper vessels from the Classical and Hellenistic years, providing the visitors with an insight into the skills of craftsmen from Thessaly.


The Museum can be found at the city center (31st August St) and it can be reached by car.


Opening Hours

Monday: closed

Tuesday - Sunday: 08:30 - 15:00

The project is financed from European funds 75% and from national funds 25%

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