Archaeological Museum of Thassos
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
The Archaeological Museum of Thassos is a museum located in Limenas village.
It occupies a house that was built in 1934 and recently extended. Storerooms and workshops have already been organized, and nowadays is fully operational: the shop, the official functions room, the old wing, the prehistoric collection, and the new section.
The exhibits consist of 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 century BC).
Two of the sculptures of the Archaic period are outstanding: an impressive three-and-a-half-meter 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 century 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.