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In the Prefecture of Achaia, there are scattered remnants of the ancient world, challenging the admiration of visitors. The most important ones are: Ancient Aigeira, Ancient Keryneia, Ancient Eliki, Archaeological Monuments of Aigion, Castle of Rion, Patras Antiquities, Wall of Dymaioi, Gyftokastro, Santameri, Portes, Achaic Leondio, Ancient Farrai, Ancient Tritaia, Ancient Loussoi, Ancient Kleitor, Ancient Psofis and Ancient Paos.

 

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Ancient Keryneia
The remnants of the ancient city of Keryneia can be found near the village of Mamousias in the Municipality of Diakopto. According to some researchers, it was the acropolis of the Ionian city of Eliki. The visitor can admire the walls and the Hellenistic memorial, the excavation of which was... Read more...
Historical Attractions
In the Prefecture of Achaia, there are scattered remnants of the ancient world, challenging the admiration of visitors. The most important ones are: Ancient Aigeira, Ancient Keryneia, Ancient Eliki, Archaeological Monuments of Aigion, Castle of Rion, Patras Antiquities, Wall of Dymaioi,... Read more...
Ancient Psofis
In Tripotama in the Municipality of Aroania, there are the ruins of the powerful city of Psofis. One can see the walls, while pillars and capitals are engulfed in newer buildings. Excavations will soon start for the revelation of the ancient city.  Psofis was an ancient city-state of Arcadia.... Read more...
Ancient Aigeira
The boundaries of the prefectures of Achaia and Corinth, near the village of Aigai Aigeira, is the citadel of the Mycenaean city called Hyperesia or Yperisii, residents of which took part in the Trojan War. Nearby are also the ruins of classical - Hellenistic - Roman Aigeira, whose most important... Read more...
Leontio
In the community of Leondio, there is a settlement and a temple of goddess Artemis that date back to the 8th century BC, while in various other locations of the area, like in Agios Ioannis there are domed tombs of the post-Mycenaean period, In Palaia Ktiria there is a water main, while in Loutra... Read more...
Dymaion Wall
Near Araxos in the Municipality of Larissos, one can find the most important Mycenaean Acropolis in Western Greece. According to mythology the Wall of Dymaioi was built by semigod Hercules for the protection of the Dymaia Land (Olenos, Tefthea, Larisa, Thelpousa, Faistos and other settlements) from... Read more...
Roman Stadium
A unique archaeological monument is gradually revealed in the city centre, near Hefaistos street. It is about a Roman stadium, with a double arch, and there are only two other similar ones, in Rome and in Minor Asia.  After a thirty-year effort, demolitions have started and the subsequent... Read more...
Ancient Farrai and ancient Tritaia
ANCIENT (ACHAIC) FARRAI  Between the villages of Prevedos and Isoma, there are traces of the ancient inhabitants of Farrai. The visitor finds himself before a number of archaeological findings like, a Roman bath, inscriptions in a cemetery in Prevedos, artificial burrows in Starolaka and... Read more...
Rio Castle
It was built by sultan Vagiazit the Second in 1499 across the castle of Antirrio, to control the passage from the sea, from the Ionian Sea to the Korinthian Bay, which was called “kioutsouk Tsanak Kale”, i.e. "Mikra Dardanellia".  In 1532 it was occupied by the Spaniards... Read more...
Gyftokastro and Santameri
GYFTOKASTRO It is situated outside the village of Arla in the Municipality of Olenia. T is also called the castle of Arla. Nowadays, it is the best preserved frank castle in the Prefecture. It is polygonal and there is a water tank in the middle.  SANTAMERI Santameri, one of the most... Read more...
Ancient Aigio
The findings from antiquity are scattered around the city. In the area of Deksameni excavations revealed two rectangular buildings of 500 BC and 400 BC respectively. The same excavation has also confirmed the existence of a cemetery of the classic years northwest of the same place, while at Ipsila... Read more...
Mycenaean Cemetary
7km further, north-east of the city, in Amygdalia or Agrapidia of Voundeni settlement, there is a Mycenaean cemetery (1500 – 1100 BC) that stretches for 80.000 square metres. The already excavated part is currently being formed so that it is given to the public.  Voundeni, 7 km northeast... Read more...
Portes and Pavlokastro
PORTES A great Mycenaean cemetery that is still being excavated is near Portes in the Municipality of Olenia between the Prefectures of Achaia and Heleia. Adjacent to Portes, one can find the Frank Castle. There are ruins of a domed building, parts of walls and ruins of houses. PAVLOKASTRO Ruins... Read more...
Ancient Paos
In the Municipality of Paoi, north-east of the new settlement of Paos, there are the remnants of the Arcadian city of Paos, on the acropolis of which there is a water tank and a clay pipe that ends in it. There are foundations of an ancient building (probably a palace), of the temple of Dioskouroi,... Read more...
Mycenaean Settlement of Chalandritsa
Chalandritsa has been inhabited since Palaeolithic Era. During excavations for the construction of a health centre, in 1985, there were found remnants of a pre-historic settlement.  The houses are around the hill and at the center it is believed that there was a public building or a temple.... Read more...
Roman Bridge and the Roman Aquaduct of Patras
ROMAN BRIDGE It was a part of "Via Militariam" that joined Patras and Aigio. It is situated in the Northern entrance of the city, at the junction of Aretha St. and the New National Highway. It is a bridge of rare beauty and one of the very few specimens of its kind that are still... Read more...
Ancient Lousoi
Near Loussiko village in the Municipality of Kalavryta, the Austrian Archaeological Institute has excavated the Arcadian city of Loussoi. The excavation is still in process. The visitor can see the temple of Artemis Hmerisia which dates back to the 3rd century BC, the city market and many private... Read more...
Ancient Eliki
The traces of the ancient city have been lost in thousands of years. Ancient Eliki was destroyed during a terrible earthquake in the winter of 373 BC and sank into the sea. The legends on the remnants of ancient Eliki will enchant you. Some fishermen even claimed that, when the waters were still,... Read more...
Ancient Kleitor
In the luxuriant nature, near the town of Kleitoria in the Municipality of Lefkasio, there are saved the excavation findings of the ancient city-state Kleitor, the first city of all the Arcadian ones that minted coins. Outside city walls and its theatre, archaeological mattock has revealed a great... Read more...
Roman Conservatory
West of the acropolis, near St. George square and surrounded by Germanou, Sotiriadou and Pandokratoros streets, one can find the Ancient Conservatory of Patras which was built in the middle of the 2nd century AD, even earlier than the Herodion Theatre in Athens. It has all the essential parts of... Read more...
Byzantine – Frank Castle
Built on the site of the ancient acropolis in the years of Ioustinianos, repaired and formed as it stands today by the Franks of the 4th Crusade at the beginning of the 13th century AD. From antiquity to World War II, the castle was used continuously for the defence of the area and as a prison,... Read more...