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Symi Museum

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Address: Chorio, Greece
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Nice museum

Spent a pleasant time looking round the wonderful collection of objects in this little museum,the lady who runs the place and paints lovely pictures outside the front of the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Graham515
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Only 2 euros, but would have preferred to see more and pay more. It would have been good if detailed explanations (in different languages) were displayed. All in all could have been displayed better.

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Thank Ann E B
Bucharest, Romania
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109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The tiny museum located next to the harbour is not opened for some time now.To bad ,coz you cant do many things in symi so this was an oportunity for variety.

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Thank MG P
Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

In an old traditional hours of a ship's Capitan you can see the private collection on the the story and the culture of Symi. The main focus is on sponges harvesting that has been the prominent economic activity of the island during two centuries. If you are looking for souvenirs this is the right place where to buy unique pieces... More 

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uk
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had been to the museum previously 8 years ago and were looking forward to seeing it again. However walking through the narrow streets up the kalistrata and away from the cafe and shops, we followed the signs to the museum only to find it closed. Please symi officials put a sign up to let unsuspecting tourists... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Spent a pleasant time looking round the wonderful collection of objects in this little museum,the lady who runs the place and paints lovely pictures outside the front of the museum is knowledgable and gives help full advice

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Thank Graham515
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Like many other museums in Greece today, this museum is currently "Closed to allow Improvements". I wish we hadn't walked the back alleys of Chorio following "Museum" signs and black painted arrows trying to find it.

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Thank Peter B
Dorset
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97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The museum is easy to find just behind the square by the town bridge. It is a traditional old building with lots of local history and a number of interesting exhibits on display. There are good views across the harbour from the first floor terrace. The lovely Natasha, who runs the museum, is a talented local artist and there is... More 

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Thank AJK_Reviews
sussex
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

For €2 it was interesting - but the Folklore part had nothing telling yu what it was you were looking at. There are loos there!

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Thank bluepiglet
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Nice little museam lots of local bits and pieces and historical artefacts. A couple of pictures that are quite thought provoking. Very friendly boy taking the money and will show you were to go. Worth a visit."

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Thank Anne H
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

A small maritime and local history museum. It's a boutique place and you find some really interesting things inside from chess boards to cooking tools, cribs...

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