Archaeological Museum of Patras
Agios Dionysios Church
An appealing church.
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Agios Nikolaos Church
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Patras-Athens National Rd 38-40 · interesting places nearby
Archaeological Museum of Patras information
This space-age museum, the country’s second largest, displays a thorough collection of regional objects from prehistoric to Roman times across three vast themed halls: Private Life, Public Life and Cemeteries. You may spot some extraordinary mosaics, barnacle-encrusted amphorae, duck-shaped askos vessels, coin hoards, a gold ring decorated with a tiny phallus, oil lamps featuring erotic scenes, elaborate marble sarcophagi, Mycenaean bronze swords from warrior burials and four skulls with funereal wreaths intact.
The museum is several kilometres north of the centre.