Airotel Patras Smart Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

G.Olympiou-Evmilou & Aktis Dimaion 9, Patras, 26222, Greece
Airotel Patras Smart Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
59%
32
Very Good
33%
18
Average
5%
3
Poor
1%
1
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  • Families90
  • Couples80
  • Solo100
  • Business90

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Forum Posts

How to go from Patras to Athens?

by Wemmae

Hello! I am a portuguese girl and i'm going from brindisi to patras by ferry and then i would like to go from patras to athens but i'm having some trouble finding schedules and stuff. I've never been to Greece before so i don't know how it works. Would anyone be kind enough to help me? Thank you!

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by HarmoniousBotch

Try www.ferries.gr

If it wants to load an applet, you can tell it no and it will work ok.

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by graeme83

There are buses every 30 mins from the bus station (10 min walk from ferry terminal). They take 3 hours to get to Athens KTEL bus station. There is a timetable below :

http://thalis.math.upatras.gr/~panos/EnglVersion/Webpage/timetableKTEL.html

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by KentStu

Best option is to go by train from Patras to Athens. Its much more scenic as it goes alon the route of the Corinth canal for a lareg part of the journey - the first part is on an old narrow guage railway then a quick change onto a more modern train for the last bit. Times etc can be found on the RailEurope website. Best to buy the tickets when you actually get there.

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by Aitana

Be careful with the train. It was OK many years ago but I've read that now there isn't a direct train Patras-Athens. Buses are frequent, fast and comfortable. The company that runs buses is KTEL:
http://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?id=1803
The Patras bus station is in front of the dock.

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by StefanosS

Correct. KTEL bus station and Railway Station are both on the coastal street, walking distance from the Port. No need to book in advance. If you return on the same way, you can ask for a return ticket with open date.

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by StefanosS

No problem with the train. There are 4 INTERCITY trains daily. Possibly you have to change train at Kiato. This is because lately the line Kiato-Athens is functioning also as "suburban".

Re: How to go from Patras to Athens?

by Aitana

I didn't know there is the suburban Athens-Kiato. But anyway, is the trip by train faster than the bus?

Travel Tips for Patras

Visit ACHAIA CLAUSS, founded...

by Christianne

Visit ACHAIA CLAUSS, founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss.There used to be vineyards in that area. The ACHAIA CLAUSS most famous wims is MAVRODAFNI, produced by Gustav Clauss to honour his fiance,DAFNI, a charming greek woman with balck eyes that died very young.
GUSTAV CLAUSS created a community with a catholic and an orthodox church in that area.

Shade Theater

by Aitana

Karagiozis is a shadow puppet, the main character of Greek shadow-puppet theatre.

It seems that shadow theatre comes ultimately from Indonesian or Chinese traditions. It was later established in Asia Minor. From there, it seems to have come to mainland Greece at the 19th century, during Ottoman rule. It is still performed in Turkey, where the main character is called Karagoz (Black Eye). Karagiozis was hellenized in Patras in the end of 19th century by Dimitrios Sardounis, Mimaros, who is considered the founder of modern Greek shadow theater.

The genre is very popular in Greece. Some stories say that it was a Greek who created the stories during Ottoman rule for the entertainment of the sultan.

Karagiozis is a poor hunchbacked Greek, with a long right hand, ragged and patched clothes and bare feet. He lives in a poor cottage during the times of the Ottoman Empire. Karagiozis is a trickster who uses mischievous ways to find money and feed his family. Other characters are his wife, his three sons (Kollitiria), the Vizier and his daughter Fatme, Hadjiavatis (Karagiozis’ counterpart), Barba Giorgos (Uncle George)…

There are also Heroic stories in which Karagiozis is presented as a helper and assistant of an important hero.

This picture was taken in Plateia Georgiou. An International Festival of Shadow Theater was to be celebrated.

Packing List

by l_joo

Because I need 36 hours to Patrai, foods selling on ferry are extremely expensive, what I did was preparing enough foods from Venice's supermarket before I hop on the ferry. In the photo I can see some background of Patrai, the cruise is about to land anytime, let's pack quickly before you are too late, haha. Let me tell you, looking down from the cruise is very exciting because after a long wait and ...can't explain to you.

monastery Obliu

by mindcrime

The Obliu monastery is located 15km away from Patra city. It is hide up at 750m, in a beautiful green area. We enjoyed driving up there although some turns of the road were difficult and partly dirt at the end.

The monastery was built at 1315 from monk Ioakim and his students. There was a small chapel and next to it they built two tiny cells where they were living as monks. It was that chapel that had a painting of Virgin Mary showing her with a very sweet face. The locals from the mountain villages of the area were calling her Ompile which means sweet in arvanitic dialect.

But it was only in 1601 that the cathedral was built there while the others building around it were added in 1689 and the north part at 1754. The monastery was burnt by the ottomans in 1770 and then again in 1821 during the greek revolution against the ottoman empire. Many documents and paintings were lost forever but the monks took whatever was saved and transferred them to other monasteries at Ionian sea islands (that belongs to England that period) and returned back in 1828. It was only in 1865 when the bell tower was added (it was forbidden to bell by the ottomans).

Unfortunately, the monastery was destroyed again during the WWII by the Germans because some Greeks were hiding there.

There are 6 monks living there but we spent a lot of time near the entrance which was full of goats (pic 2) and other friendly animals :)

The Remains of St-Andrew's cross

by amsterdam_vallon

On the back right of the Cathedral you can see the remains of the cross on wich St-Andrew's was crucified.

"crux decussata" ("decussated cross") or "St. Andrew's Cross": called "decussated" because it looks like the Roman Numeral "10" (decussis), it is also called St. Andrew's Cross because St. Andrew was supposed to have been crucified on a cross of this shape.

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