The Archaeological Museum of Karystos

The Archaeological Museum of Karystos is housed in the west wing of the Giokaleios Cultural Foundation, which was the legacy of its benefactor, Nicholas Giokalas. It was built in 1959 in Maximilian Square in Karystos. It includes the archaeological museum (1988), a theatre and a library. The local ephorate of antiquities organises tours around the museum, whilst the theatre and library are under the supervision of Karystos Municipality.


The collections include:

  • Karystian sculpture (Classic/Hellenistic/Roman periods)
  • Finds from Drakospita [dragon houses] (Ochi, Styroi)
  • Karystian epigraphs
  • Clay idols from various areas of Karystia.