The Northern Aegean Islands Sights

Museum of Theophilos

Published 12/21/2015

Fodor's Review

This museum houses a large number of the eponymous artist's "naive", precise neo-hellenic works, detailing the everyday life of local folk such as fishermen and farmers, and poly-theic fantasies of another age. Theophilos lived in poverty but painted airplanes and cities he had never seen. He painted in bakeries for bread, and in cafés for ouzo, and walked around in ancient dress. The museum, freshly renovated in 2013, sits within an olive grove and exhibits only 50 artworks, as the rest are being restored to their original state in Athens and will be returned to the museum as they are completed.

Sight Information


Vareia, Lesvos, 81100, Greece



Sight Details:

  • €3.50
  • Mon.–Fri. 9–3

Published 12/21/2015


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