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The Folk Museum of Chora

The Folk Museum of Chora

The Folk Museum of Samothrace is situated in Chora, right next to the Church of the Assumption. It shows the occupations and way of life of the old inhabitants of the island. It is (...)

The Archaeological Museum of Samothraki

The Archaeological Museum of Samothraki

The Archeological Museum of Samothraki is in Paleopoli (Palaiopoli), right next to the Sanctuary of the Great Gods and is well worth a visit if you want to better understand the (...)

The Gateluzzi stronghold of Chora

The Gateluzzi stronghold of Chora

At one end of Chora, in the northeastern part, the ruins of the medieval citadel dominate the settlement from a 250 meters peak. History The citadel is built on an area of (...)

The Winged Victory of Samothraki

The Winged Victory of Samothraki

The most famous symbol of the island is no doubt the statue of the winged goddess Nike (Victory), exhibited today at the Louvre Museum. Her reputation reached all the corners (...)

The Sanctuary of the Great Gods

The Sanctuary of the Great Gods

The island of Samothrace was very famous in the ancient times for one of the few sanctuaries of the Greek world where initiation ceremonies took place. The mystery cult (...)

The ruins of the Monastery of Christ near Therma

The ruins of the Monastery of Christ near Therma

Even though the sign says, in both Greek and English, "Holy Monastery of Christ", the monastery in fact doesn't exist anymore. Only the ruins are left, placed in a beautiful natural (...)

Tracing the footsteps of St. Paul in Samothraki

Tracing the footsteps of St. Paul in Samothraki

Samothrace was the first land where St. Paul set foot when he began his second missionary journey - the one in Europe from around 50 AD. According to the Acts of the Apostles, he (...)

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