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Museums in Volos

The history of the town.

Athanasakeio Archaeological Museum
The Athanasios Archaeological Museum of Volos is one of the oldest in Greece and is the main archaeological museum in Thessaly. The elegant neoclassical building houses an enormous wealth of archaeological finds. Its collections include exhibits from the entire historical spectrum of Thessaly, from prehistoric to Roman times.

The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas.
The museum is housed in the old tile and brickwork factory of Nikolaos & Spyridon Tsalapatas in Volos. It shows everyday life in the factory, as well as all the stages of production of different types of bricks and tiles. Its aim is to highlight the historical character of the city of Volos and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of its industrial heritage.

Theophilos Museum
The museum is located in the Kontou residence in Anakasia, Pelion. It is a unique monument. The mansion has been painted in its entirety by Theophilos Hatzimichail, in a finely detailed succession of iconographic paintings.

The Folklore Museum of Makrinitsa
The museum is located in the three-story Topalis Mansion. It opened in 1994 and houses more than 1,500 exhibits. The extensive collection includes early photographs, daily-use household utensils, local costumes, folk paintings as well as the 1878 Revolutionary banner.

Historical and Folklore Museum of Portaria
The museum is housed in the two-storey Zoulia Mansion, built in 1864, which is a representative example of the Egyptian mansions of Mount Pelion. The museum’s collections include archival material from the Municipality of Ormini (later the Community of Portaria), rare books and other documents of the educational history of the place, remaining items preserved from the luxury hotel of the early 20th century, the Mega Theoxenia, photographs, and objects bearing witness to the presence of the Portarians in Egypt in the early 20th century.

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