View from outside
 
Address: Eleftherias Square, Serres, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 8.00–14.30
Monday: closed
Phone No: (++30) 23210 22257
 

 

The museum is housed in the Bezesten, a fifteenth-century building in Eleftherias Square in Serres town centre. This type of building was erected by the Ottoman Turks to serve as a covered market, and there are only two left in Greece now, in Thessaloniki and in Serres. The Serres Bezesten is a single-storey building 21 x 31 m with a tiled roof and six domes. It is in good condition. Having been restored and renovated, it now functions as an archaeological museum, housing archaeological finds of all periods from the Serres area.

More specifically, there are prehistoric exhibits from the excavations at Promahona and Kryoneri, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman exhibits (mainly ceramics, statues, and inscriptions) from Argilos, Vergi, Terpni, Neos Skopos, Gazoros, ancient Tragilos, and Serres. Particularly important are the Early Christian and Byzantine exhibits from the town of Serres, most notably a marble icon of Christ and a twelfth-century mosaic of St Andrew the Apostle, both from the Old Cathedral.

Andrew the Apostle
Andrew the Apostle
Exhibits Visaltia region
Exhibits Visaltia region
Marble icon of Christ
Marble icon of Christ
Woman’s statue
Woman’s statue


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