Archaeological Museum

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.

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