Extenal view
 
Address: GR 640 04 Limenas, Thasos, Kavala prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Temporarily closed for extension work
Phone No: (++30) 25930 22180
 

 

The museum occupies a house that was built in 1934 and recently extended. Storerooms and workshops have already been organised, and before the end of 2000 four rooms will be open: the shop, the official functions room, the old wing, and the prehistoric collection.

The exhibits consist in collections of sculpture, pottery, and architectural remains from the Neolithic to the Roman period on Thasos. The most important exhibits from the early period are a clay amphora from the Neolithic settlement and a Cycladic plate decorated with a representation of the hero Bellerophon on the winged Pegasus spearing the three-headed Chimaera (7th cent. bc).

Two of the sculptures of the Archaic period are outstanding: an impressive three-and-a-half-metre kouros, a statue of a young naked man carrying a goat (600 bc), which was found at Pythion; and a bust of Pegasus (500 bc). Of the exhibits from the Classical period, particularly noteworthy are a head of Dionysos of the 4th cent. bc, which belonged to the larger-than-life-size statue of the god that graced the large exedra of one of the two choregic monuments in the Temple of Dionysos, and a statue of Comedy.

From the Hellenistic and Roman period there are a statue of a Muse wearing a peplos, also from the Temple of Dionysos (3rd cent. bc), a small statue of Aphrodite with a dolphin and a cupid (3rd cent. bc), a head of Alexander, and a statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian, armed for battle. The latter was found in the ancient agora of Thasos. There are also portrait busts of Claudius, Julius Caesar, and Lucius Caesar, and clay figurines dating from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.

Archaic period Kouros from Pithio, Thassos
Archaic period Kouros from Pithio, Thassos
Reconstruction of ancient cemetery
Reconstruction of ancient cemetery
Samples of rock carvings
Samples of rock carvings


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