Museums in North Evia island

The Archaeological Collection of Limni

[10′ away from our premises]

The Archaeological collection of Limni is housed on the ground floor of the Historical and Folklore Museum of Limni in a 1880-neoclassic mansion. It is donation of Aikaterini Evaggelinou-Flokou,a Limnean. The collection presents exhibits from the Copper Age to the Early Christian era, which connects modern Limni with the ancient cities Elimnion-Oroviai-Aigai.

The exhibition includes mycenaean pottery,coins,architectonic parts of the ancient,classical and Roman Ages, parts of mosaic floors from the Roman period and finds of the early Christian period.

In the same building the Historical and Folklore Museum exhibits photos, objects of the Limni’s warriors (Aggeli Goviou, Lela Karagianni, Kostas Gamvetas and Kostas Karageorgis), and elite citizens of Limni (Nikolaos Bellaras, Nikos Tsiforos, Ioannis Margaziotis, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Haris Vogiatzis). Every room is decorated with objects, equipment, clothes and textiles from different eras, all of which with its own history. 

On the first floor there is special mention of the Marmara’s refuges who came in Limni in 1922. Exhibits from WW2 make a lasting impression on the visitor.

Museum of Fossil Mammals in Kerasia

[35′ away from our premises]

All the findings of the museum are presented to the public for the first time. The presence of fissilized mammals in Kerasia was known from the 1960s-1970s. In 1986 the first short excavations were carried out by the Lecturer Konstantinos Doukas of the University of Athens in collaboration with the University of Utrecht. in 1992, Professor Evangelos Velitzelos, scientific leader of the study of the Petrified Forest of Kerasia, pointed out to the research team carrying out excavations the presence of bones in the area of Kerasia, at the site of Vayes.

In 1992, a test excavation was carried out in Kerasia with funding from the Research Committee of the University of Athens. From these excavations it became obvious that the area was of special scientific interest. In the same year, several fossil-bearing sites were identified in the wider area.In the following years, palaeontological excavations were funded by the Regional Council, with the aim of collecting material that wouls decorate a hall in Kerasia.

The Museum of Fossil Mammals opened in September 2006 and houses the palaeontologic wealth of the area. During the excavations, fossil mammals, which lived in Evia more than 6 million years ago, were found. These findings, well-preserved by the University of Athens, are presented for the first time to the public in an innovative way.

Archaeological Collection of Oreoi

[25′ away from our premises]

The Achaeological Collection of Oreoi is located on the coastal road of Oreoi, facing the local square. The marble statue of the bull of Oreoi, the symbol of the city, was found in 1965 in the sea during port expansion work and is exhibited there. The collection also includes stone exhibits from North Evia.

Archaeological Collection of Aidipsos

[15′ away from our premises]

The Archaeological Collection of Aidipsos is housed in a gallery on the mezzanine of the new Hydromassage Centre of the Greek Tourist Organization. It from excavations held in the Prehistoric settlement of Koubi,  presents archaeological evidence from the area’s Prehistoric past, mainly finds from excavations held in the Prehistoric settlement of Kouboi. Pottery from the Geometric period until the Roman times, found in the Baths of Aidipsos and the surrounding area are also on display. Most of the exhibits are related to bath therapy and local cults in Antiquity linking the past to the present.

Folklore Museum of Agia Anna

[30′ away from our premises]

The museum is housed in an old mansion and includes woven and kint fabrics, household utensils, weapons and farmers’ and breeder’s tools. The traditional costume of the Agia Anna’s residents is a real masterpiece.

Folklore Collection of Drosini Tower

[35′ away from our premises]

Since its rennovation in 2015 the tower belongs to the municipality of Artemisio and has a small folklore collection including agricultural tools, home utensils and furniture, as well as Drosinis’ desk along with other personal objects.

Museum of Asia Minor Culture

[35′ away from our premises]

The museum is located in the Holy Pilgrimage of St. John of Russia and is housed in atemple building, which for many years was used as a guesthouse of the pilgrims and was funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It opened on September 10th 2018.

Museum of the Forest

[35′ away from our premises]

The museum, which is built entirely of wood, is next to the school on the road Chalkis-Edipsos. Its aim is to present the flora and fauna of the area.