The scope of this museum is quite narrow, being just of Greek/Roman history. That said, the exhibits are pretty special and quite wonderfully presented. The museum is very roomy and cool inside, with plentiful free parking.
Impressive and beautiful exhibits. There are three different sections (the third one was added lately; I had not seen it the first time I visited the museum): (a) private spaces, (b) the dead, and (c) public spaces. The building architecture is also amazing. A must-see!
The museum was well laid out and had much to offer. The descriptions were clear in Greek and English. The museum held eclectic pieces of both BC and AD eras. Well worth the time. If you're in a hurry, you can walk through in less than 2 hours.
The museum is relatively new comparing with other museum I visited in Greece. It’s entrance is amazing with the small water lake in front.
Anyone that loves history and archeology will not be disappointed with its visit.
A good place to take your kids too , the exhibition rooms are big and comfortable.
Patras did peak during its Roman era circa 100 b.c. Aflouent Romans settled here and left their mark with their extravagant villas. A good number of the mosaics of the period is saved and can now be admired in full glory in this modern museum.
Worth a visit.
My tip-off about this jem came from the receptionist at Maison Grecque. I was in Patras on a short pit-stop before a ferry back to Italy and had no idea what to do there.
The receptionist, who was a local, said the museum was relatively new and seemed genuinely excited about it. So I went.
The people of Patras truly...