Limenas has one
of the foremost archaeological museums in East Macedonia and Thrace.
There are 18
galleries in this extensive building with collections spanning more than 3,000
years from the Neolithic Period to the 7th century AD. One of the most exciting
early finds are a Neolithic clay amphora and a Cycladic plate with Bellerophon
riding Pegasus and killing the Chimera (7th century BC). From the Archaic
period a little later is possibly the museum’s showpiece, a 3.5-metre kouros
(nude statue of a young man) holding a goat, while there’s a head of Dionysos
from the Classical Period in the 4th century BC. Among the Roman-era discoveries
are busts of Julius Caesar, Claudius and Lucius Caesar and a statue of Hadrian
in full armour.