Abdera Archaelogical Museum

Avdiron, Xanthi 671 00, Greece

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A 20-minute drive northeast of modern Abdera lie the ruins of the ancient town. Outdoor exhibitions display stone sarcophagi, huge urns and other imagination-spurring remnants of the town, while the foundations of temples and houses can be explored around the site. The site was accessible during our visit, though undergoing flood damage repairs; it's wise to check ahead with the Archaeological Museum in town. This splendid museum paints a vivid picture of ancient Abdera, from daily life to the region's luminaries. Most interesting is the detail about Abdera's defence against incursions by the Thracians, with rich exhibits including swords, sling bullets and other weapons.

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