The archaeological museum of Thassos operates since 2004 and is housed in a building of 1934. It is located almost at the center of Limenas the commercial and administrative center of the island, while it has plenty of artifacts covering a vast period from the Paleolithic to the Roman Era.
The first section is dedicated to the findings of the very first archeological excavations carried out on the island from 1911 to 1981. Then, the visitor can see findings from the human presence on the island from prehistoric times to the present day. Particular attention is given to objects from the Iron Age, in paintings and anthropomorphic columns which are indeed some of the oldest monumental sculptures of the prehistoric era throughout Europe.
Moreover, there is a presentation of the way of life of the island inhabitants through the centuries. There are findings from ancient burial grounds of the island, while there is a concrete effort to assist the visitor towards a better understanding with separate sections of the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods.