This fabulous museum, the country’s second largest, should be shouting its existence from its space-age rooftop. Its exhibits comprise regional objects from prehistoric to Roman times arranged across three vast themed halls: Private Life, Public Life and Cemeteries. The mosaics, the best around, are simply extraordinary. There are barnacle-encrusted amphorae, duck-shaped vessels, coin hoards, a gold ring decorated with a tiny phallus, oil lamps featuring erotic scenes, Mycenaean bronze swords from warrior burials and four skulls with funereal wreaths intact.
Explanations are in English. The museum is 4km northeast of the centre.