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Accommodation in Patras

by CaliKat22

I am from the U.S. but will be attending the University of Patras this fall and winter. I need to find a place to live for about six months, preferably close to the university. Unfortunately, I do not speak any Greek. Can anyone give me any advice on how to find housing in Patras?

Thank you very much.

Re: Accommodation in Patras

by brotherleelove

Contact the university and ask them if there is a student housing office.

Re: Accommodation in Patras

by StefanosS

Student accommodation was always a problem in Patras. The best way is to contact the Universiry:
Else, you have to face the problem om the site. Take a hotel room for start and ask for help from your classmates for finding a better (and cheaper) solution. August to October is the most difficult period: the best accommodation is already taken by the newcomers.

Re: Accommodation in Patras

by Aitana

There is a students residence (Estia) in the campus, really cheap, but it can be difficult to find a room available. I stayed once for 1 month as the professor who invited me made the arrangements.
There is another accommodation mainly for postgrad students, between the campus and Patras.
Contact the professors or the administrative staff of the department or faculty you are attending, they may help you.

In case you cannot find accommodation in the residences, these hotels offered "moderated" prices for long periods:
Atlanta (10 Zaimi): atlanda@pat.forthnet.gr
Delfini (102 Iroon Polytechniou) delfini1@otenet.gr www.delfini-hotel.gr
Adonis (Zaimi & 9 Kapsali): I didn't find email but they may have now.

Atlanta and Adonis are very near the bus station.

I hope it helps.

Re: Accommodation in Patras

by k_triga

hi my name is conny i can not assist you with accomodation, we are comming back to patras after a six months saty in toronot , are you interested in babysitting sometimes our 3 yeras old girl? we are trying to keep her english up. or do you know someone else who speaks english and is interested in babysitting? my tel number 6974192118 thanks

Travel Tips for Patras

in two parts, the upper and...

by Christianne

in two parts, the upper and the lower.
The Cathedral of St Andreas is in the lower part of the city.
Going to Psila Alonia is a must as well as going to see the Municipal Theatre. Patra's famous Carnival is something that must see.
During the year the citizens of Patra work hard to organize it.You'll be suprised by their imagination and humor.
Be careful! If you want to go there during the Carnival period, you must book a room months before.

As i Said to visit...

by Fotis_Gl

As i Said to visit Arahovitika! Its a small Village i can say 2 steps from the sea don't try the 3nd step you will find youself wet!!!!
Its very quiet and has some realy good taverns! Don't miss out!

"The International Festival of Patras"


As a major Greek city-the third Greek city by its population size-the Municipality of Patras organizes every summer an interesting festival, dedicated to music, dance, theatre, cinema, painting.

The "strong points" of the festival: its venues, like the famous Roman Odeon, and the Castro (Fortress) of Patras.

Roman amphitheatre and Roman Nyfmea

by mindcrime

Some parts of Patras are still under excavation. The history of the city goes way back in time so a lot of interesting things are hidden under the modern city, you can find many spots that date back from the Roman era.

Just a few steps away from the Roman Odeum you can see part of the Ancient Amphitheatre/Stadium. It dates (probably) from the 1st century AD and it was a big stadium, you can see/imagine how it was from different points, the stadium is located between Pantanasis and Gerokostopoulou streets (pics 1-2-3). It covers an area of 200m x 90m and it was this stadium that Kaisareia games took place (dedicated to Ceasar upon the 100 years anniversary of Patras colony from Rome)

The Roman Nymfea are nothing special for the visitor (you can skip them, but I wanted to check every corner of the city) as they are still under excavation. The first one is located at Germanou street 36-40(pic 4). It used to be a huge building from the 3rd century and housed many gardens and fountains.

The second Nymfeo is located at I.Vlahou 3 & Kanari street (pic 5) and it was probably part of a huge group of hot springs. The early byzantine era the are was used for a church and later for a cemetery.

Rio, First look to the Rio-Antirio bridge

by PikaUA

At last, the famous Rio-Antirio bridge appeared far away. Rio village. I got out of the bus and came to the sea expecting to get to the sea not near the bridge, but a little aside: to watch the bridge and to swim.


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