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Contemporary Greek Art Gallery (Kalamata)

The Contemporary Greek Art Gallery, which was founded in 1962, is housed in the building of the cultural centre of Kalamata. The visitors can admire a wide range of works of art and sculptures among 440 exhibits in total. In the art gallery a lot of representative works of art from almost all the periods of contemporary Greek art are on display.

 

Contemporary Greek Art Gallery (Kalamata)
Aristomenous Street 33 / 24001 Kalamata
Information: (+30) 27210 22607

 

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Archaeological Museum of Pylos (Pylos)

In 1956 Rene Puaux, who loves Greece, built an archaeological museum, which he subsequently donated to the city. His objective was to house a rich collection of findings that he had in his possession. Then on, the building became the Archaeological Museum of Pylos, where a lot of findings from the area of Pylia dating from the middle Helladic period to Roman times are exhibited. The museum is divided into two central rooms and the most important findings come mostly from the beehive tomb of Koukounara in Paleohoria and they include various historic exhibits, as well as a lot of pottery and bronze utensils.

 

Archaeological Museum of Pylos (Pylos)
Pylos / 24001 Messinia
Information: (+30) 27230 22448

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Archaeological Museum of Kalamata (Kalamata)

The Archeological Museum of Kalamata is housed in a 19th-century building at the junction of Benaki and Papazoglou streets. The building of the museum is characterized by its folk architecture and the findings on display cover a large period from the Bronze Age to the Roman times. Most findings are from Kalamata and the area of Messenia in general. Among them there are various sculptures, findings from ancient tombs, ceramic and bronze utensils, as well as ancient jewels.

 

Archaeological Museum of Kalamata (Kalamata)
Papazoglou Street 6 / 24001
Kalamata Information: (+30) 27210 26209

 

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Archaeological Museum of Messene (Messene)

The Archaeological Museum of Messene is situated near the village of Mavromati. This museum was built so as to house numerous findings from excavations which started in ancient Messene in 1895. Of course, it is important to mention that the excavations continue to date and new evidence, as well as ancient artefacts come to light every day. The museum is a relatively small building that has three rooms on each floor and its collections exhibit many important findings from ancient Messene such as the doryphoros of Polykleitos, Artemis Laphria and many pieces of the sculpture of the Messenian Damofon. More than 12,000 findings are currently on display at the museum, a number which increases every day.

 

Archaeological Museum of Messene (Messene)
Opening Hours: daily 9.00 – 17.00
Information: (+30) 27240 51201 & 51046

 

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