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Kos Archaeological Museum Gets Makeover, Open to All

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The refurbished archaeological museum on the Dodecanese island of Kos is ready to welcome visitors and offer unique insight into the culture and art of past eras.

In the heart of the island’s capital, the museum was inaugurated on Sunday by Culture Minister Aristides Baltas and South Aegean Prefect George Hadjimarkos.

Kos museum“Today is a blessed day as a museum re-opens its doors… The opening of a museum holds many meanings; it is an opening to the history of a destination and of the nation but also an opening to its people and visitors, those who came to Greece seeking themselves through their familiarization with our culture,” Baltas said.

Erected by the Italians in 1936, the museum, which hosts major artefacts and archaeological finds from Hellenistic to the late Roman period excavated across Kos, was budgeted at 2.3 million euros and funded under the Operational Program Crete and the Aegean Islands 2007-2013.

“It is for us a great honor… to serve our culture and our history, handing over a project of utmost significance at a time when we need it most,” Hadjimarkos added.

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