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Arcadia Museums - Archeologican Museum of Tripolis

Arcadia Museums - Archeologican Museum of Tripolis

The Archeological Museum is located in the centre of the city, in a two-storey neoclassic building. It comprises of 8 halls with Neolithic and Early Greek exhibits-artifacts from the Sakovouni of Kamitsa, pieces from the Mycenaean and Late-Mycenaean period from trom the Paleokastro of Gortyna, findings from the mansion of Herodes Attikos in Eva Kounourias, objects from the Geometric Period from the cemetery of Mandinia and ceramic and sculptural pieces from the Archaic to the Roman years. A very important exhibit is that of the statue from Asea, which is believed to be a statue of the goddess Athena.

Arcadia Museums - Folklore Museum of Stemnitsa

Arcadia Museums - Folklore Museum of Stemnitsa

On the ground floor one finds various workshops: the jeweler’s, chandler’s, the bell maker’s, the tinsmith’s, the patcher’s etc. The mezzanine has been turned into a traditional Stemnitsa house with furniture, textiles, embroidery, chests, old photographs and various other decorative elements.

The first floor exhibits traditional costumes, jewelery, woodcraft, ceramics, embroideries, post-Byzantine icons as well other religious and household artifacts. Also available is a lecture theatre and projection hall. On the second floor one finds various showcases with tools, stage equipments and figurines from the collection of the local shadow-theater expert Lambros Karadimas (contribution of his children).

Arcadia Museums - Water power museum of Dimitsana

Arcadia Museums - Water power museum of Dimitsana

The museum is housed in an old watermill, a tannery with the tanner’s house and a gunpowder-mill. The old buildings have been fully restored and their original equipment has been repaired. All these pre-industrial workshops based their function on water. Each building portrays the history, the function and the image of the old workshop.

Arcadia Museums - Archeological Museum of Astros

Arcadia Museums - Archeological Museum of Astros

The museum exhibits sculptures from the mansion of Herode Attikos in Eva (Doliana Kynourias), ceramics from the cemeteries of the Early Greek Era, coins and inscriptions from various areas of Kynouria.

 
 

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