The Archaeological Museum of Patras is one of the most prominent museums in Greece, along with the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the Acropolis Museum, as well as those in Thessaloniki, Delos, Delphi, and Olympia.
It houses collections about the history of Patras and the surrounding area from prehistory to the end of Roman times. Gifted by nature, Patras is nowadays a commercial hub and Greece’s third most important city.
The Archaeological Museum’s of Patras permanent exhibition is divided into three major themes, the Hall of Private Life, the chamber of the necropolis and the hall of public life. 1300 exhibits will unfold and depict all areas of human life, daily life, public administration and death. Splendid sculptures, like the stone statue of Athena, Mycenaean vessels and weapons, burial offerings and many other exhibits create a vivid picture of public, private and religious life in ancient Achaia.