Patra, the third largest town in Greece, has many interesting museums and places to visit. The Archaeological Museum of Patra is dedicated to the ancient findings from the Mycenaean to Roman times which were discovered in the surrounded regions. The permanent exhibition is divided into four thematic sections with items from daily life, jewelry and tombs.
The Folklore Museum of Patra was founded in 1977 as an aim to collect and preserve the local tradition of the town. The collection consists of a completed photo archive, furniture, objects of daily use and a rich library. The museum organizes lectures and other cultural events.
Achaia Clauss is a historical winery in Patra that is strongly connected to the development of this town in the 19th century. Today it attracts hundreds of visitors who enjoy the landscape and the beautiful environment inside the museum.
Achaia Clauss is one of the oldest and most famous wineries in Greece. For Patras, this is a historical winery as it contributed to the financial development of the town in the middle 19th century. Founded by the German Gustav Clauss in 1861, the winery produces the best mavrodaphne in Greece, a sweet and strong wine. A part of its establishment is open to visitors, who can see there traditional equipment and ways to produce wine.
The Archaeological Museum of Patras was recently inaugurated and it is the second biggest museum in Greece. Although the plans for its construction started in the late 1980s, the museum actually opened in July 2009. Built on a plot of 28,000 sq.m., the Archaeological Museum of Patra has an interior space of 8,000 sq.m. and a wonderful yard with pool. The dome is metallic and a cultural park will be created next to the museum in the following years.
The Folk Art Museum of Patras opened in 1977 by the Cultural Organization of the town. Its aim is to collect and exhibit photos, clothes, tools and furniture that date from a couple of centuries ago, thus presenting the folk history of the town. Presently, the rooms of the museum are divided into sections about daily life, agricultural tools, home furniture, traditional musical instruments, and others.