Greece’s well-loved and popular Archaeological Museum of Pella was awarded the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award by international travel site Tripadvisor.
The accolade recognises some of the best attractions, businesses and places to visit worldwide and is only awarded to sites which have such glowing visitor feedback.
“Especially this year, because of the pandemic, the distinction from Tripadvisor is great for all of us and comes to reward the tremendous effort made by all the staff. Congratulations to all the employees, especially to the security guards and the people of the cleaning,” the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella, Elisavet Tsigarida told ANA.
The Archaeological Museum of Pella reopened to the public in June, having previously been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We wanted people to feel safe. It is a very difficult year, but we decided not to put it down,” Tsigarida continued.
The museum has historical treasures second to none worldwide.
- Monday: 8am-8pm
- Tuesday: 12pm-8pm
- Wednesday: 8am-8pm
- Thursday: 8am-8pm
- Friday: 8am-8pm
- Saturday: 8am-8pm
- Sunday: 8am-8pm
We thank Tripadvisor for the award and the visitors for their…
The daily life of Pella is the first thematic group of the exhibition. The most important exhibits are the mosaic floors from the Houses of Dionysus, and of the Abduction of Helen from the House of the Wall Plasters. The excavation finds provide much information about daily life in ancient Pella (restoration of furniture and models, cloths, etc.)
The second thematic group is about public life in Pella. The finds come from excavations in the Agora and are related to the city’s administration (coins, inscriptions, sculpture), the production and commerce (vases for transporting wines terracotta figurines, equipment from pottery).
The third thematic group consists of mosaics from Pella’s sanctuaries (the sanctuaries of Darron, the Mother of Gods and Aphrodite, the Thesmophorion), and other findings as inscriptions, vases, metal objects.
The fourth thematic group is the findings from the city’s cemeteries. There are burials from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, Geometric and Archaic periods (9th-6th BC centuries), the Classical era (5th-4th BC centuries), and the Hellenistic period (3rd, 2nd BC centuries). The findings give information about the language of the residents (Doric Greek language), the funeral customs etc.
The last grouping is the palace gallery and presents information about the architectural form of the palace, and the life and personality of Alexander the Great.