Prefecture of Achaia Things to Do

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    Municipal Theatre Apollon
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    view from Agiou Nikolaou steps
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Prefecture of Achaia Things to Do

  • Aegion

    Aegion (Aigio) is the second town in the prefecture of Achaia, with a population of 30,000 inhabitants.It was one of the 12 cities that formed the Achaean League. In the Middle Ages, it was called by the slavic name Vostitsa or Vostitza.The city is close to the sea. There is a ferry service to Agios Nicholaos, in Sterea Ellada. Panagia Trypiti is a...

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  • Patras

    My page on Patras Patras - a city of St. Andrew.My Patras VT-page content:Bible PatrasHistorical PatrasModern Patras Saint Andrew Cathedral Saint Andrew Cathedral Inside Gulf of Patras Rio-Antirio Bridge Cable links of the Bridge may break off! Where is Patras and how to get to it You may watch my SLIDE-Show with 8 high resolution photos Greece...

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  • Gulf of Patras

    The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon which is the northernmost mountain range in the Peloponnese. Patras is overlooking the Gulf of Patras.It is 40–50 km long, 10–20 km wide. The Port of Patras lies to the southeast and is the only major port on the gulf. It serves ferries to Ancona and Brindisi in Italy.

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  • The Rio-Andirrio bridge

    A dream of... centuries came true, finally... The bridge connects Rio (near Patra) and Peloponnese with Andirrio, at the greater prefecture of Sterea Ellada (central Greece). At the time it was built it was the longest cable stayed bridge in the world - with a continuous deck of 2.250 m. The whole project was ready one day before the Olympic Games...

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  • Aigio (Egio)

    It is the second largest city of the prefecture of Achaia, 40 km east of Patra. Aigio has been built mainly on a stony hill and it is divided into an upper and a lower section. There are a lot of places to visit inside and outside the city...

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  • The cave of the lakes

    This wonderful cave is situated near Kastria village, not far away from Kalavrita. It is a rare creation of nature, its exclusively unique characteristic is the string of cascading lakes (in 3 levels!).

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  • Mega Spileo

    The monastery of Mega Spileo (it means "Big Cave"), near Kalavrita, at the western part of the prefecture, is surrounded by a beautiful landscape. The famous icon of Virgin Mary is treasured there. More on my Kalavrita page too...

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  • Kalavrita

    The historical town of Kalavrita is not only well-known for its contribution to the revolution of Greeks against the Turks in 1821, but also for the resistance during the Second World War, when the Germans burnt down the town...Much more on my Kalavrita page...

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  • What an earthquake!

    A strong earthquake took place in 1995 and destroyed enough buildings around Aigio, some people also died...These stones you see are what's left from a hotel near Temeni ("Eliki"), where I was usually going to swim at its swimming pool... Ancient Eliki, according to the historian traveler Pausanias, had been built somewhere there. It was the most...

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  • Temeni, memories...

    Temeni is a small village 5-6 km east of Aigio, a place where I have spent with my family some summer holidays in the past. I'll always feel nostalgia about it...

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  • The parade of the coastal villages

    All the beaches of the prefecture of Achaia are next to a... parade of villages, which seem connected around indented shores. These picturesque villages is a good choice to spend your holidays.

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  • A... club!

    Believe it or not, it is a part of a ship-club near Aigio, next to a large beach. Another atmosphere, eh?

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  • Aliki lake

    Aliki lake/beach lies at the south coast of Aigio, it is one of the best sights of the city. One of the most important biotopes of flora and fauna is situated there...

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  • Panagia (Virgin Mary) Trypiti

    The church of Panagia Trypiti is only a few km far away of Aigio, tucked into a crevice in a rock. Inside it you can see the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. There is a nice garden outside the church, very close to the sea.

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  • Not an airport...

    This plane can be seen inside Aigio, next to a road of it... The city has not an airport, how this (military) plane was appeared there?

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  • Unusual?

    The beaches of the prefecture are usually full in the summer, as many people live in Patra and Athens is not far away... New houses-villas are being built year by year, this derelict one is an exception...

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  • The church by night...

    I like it at any time, but it becomes more impressive in the night... The most important is the spirituality which continuously smacks...

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  • His holy head...

    At the front and on the right side of the church, the marble sepulchre of the apostle is located. In the mid-4th c., when Konstantinos the Great was emperor, the holy relics were transferred to St. Apostles' church in Constantinople. When the Franks occupied the city, the relics were transferred to Italy. On 26/9/1964 the saint's head returned to...

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  • Agios Andreas II

    Being in Patra, saint Andreas accomplished miracles and his speeches enlightened most of the citizens of the city. But the Roman governor of Patra, Aegeatos, was not convinced by him, he gave the order to crucify the "annoying" apostle. Saint Andreas accepted the decision of the governor with joy and with prayers to the Lord. For two days the...

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  • Agios Andreas (Andrew)

    He was the first of the apostles to follow Christ (also called "First called"), he afterwards brought to Him his own brother, apostle Peter.On his journeys the apostle endured many sufferings from pagans. The final city to which he came and finally died was Patra...

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  • The dome

    The church's central dome is 46 m high, symbolising Jesus and his twelve disciples respectively. A feeling that God is looking at you...

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  • The port

    Patra is an important transportation centre, on the eastern part of Patraikos bay (220 km west of Athens), linking Greece with Italy through big highspeed ships. Bella Italia?

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  • Agios (Saint) Andreas Cathedral

    The two (new and old) churches, next to each other, consist one of the most holy places in Greece. The small church was erected between 1836-1843 at the spot where saint Andreas (the First called), the patron saint of the city -I have his name!- died as a martyr.The new church was founded in 1908 and it is the largest and most artistic in the...

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  • Patra

    The capital of the prefecture, third most densely populated city of Greece, is divided into two parts, the upper and the lower. Neo-classical buildings, a castle, nice squares, the Municipal Theater, the port worth the try to be seen.The best carnival of Greece takes place there every year, it is not as the one in Rio de Janeiro, but still......

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  • Monastery of Agion Panton

    It has been built since 1715. There are remarkable paintings and a traditional olive mill of those years. It distances 14 km from Kalentzi.

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Prefecture of Achaia Hotels

  • Airotel Patras Smart Hotel

    G.Olympiou-Evmilou & Aktis Dimaion 9, Patras, 26222, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • White Castle Hotel

    Niforeika Beach, Kato Achaia, 25002, GR

  • Olympic Star Hotel

    46 Agiou Nikolaou Street, Patras, 262 21, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Achaios Hotel

    Niforeika Beach, Kato Achaia, 25200, GR

  • Patras Byzantino

    A neoclassical building of the 19th century, was turned in a beautiful, luxury and pompous hotel. It...

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  • Airotel Achaia Beach

    This is a very good hotel with large rooms, good bath rooms, and great sea views. Hotel has...

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  • Patras Palace

    15 Othonos Amalias, Patras, 262 23, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Marie Palace

    Gounari 6,, Patras, Greece

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Astir Hotel

    Ag Andreou 16, Patras, Peloponnese, 26221, Greece

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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