The Athanassakeion Archaeological Museum
Ever since the city of Volos began to prosper,
there has been a marked interest in archaeological
research through out the region.
Findings from the excavations are displayed in
Volos Archaeological Museum,
a neoclassical building dating
and situated to the eastern side of the city.
Objects originating from the famous prehistoric
sites of Dimini and Sesclo illustrate the
Neolithic cultures which grew up
at the innermost
recess of the Pagasetic Gulf and Thessaly.
Clay statuettes and utensils of the geometric
period shed light
on the times which are related
of in the legends of the Expedition of the Argonauts and Homer's epics.
Sculpture from the classical period and rare
jointed statuettes are displayed side by side
with reliefs of the Alexandrine
period from Demetrias.
Rare steles with relief work preserve the colours
with which the ancient Greeks decorated
works of art in marble.
Reliefs from the early Christian period and Byzantine
stone reliefs are evidence of the
of the Latin influence on Mt. Pelion.