Prefecture of Achaia Things to Do

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Prefecture of Achaia Things to Do

  • Cathedral of Agios Andreas - St. Andrew

    Patras Things to Do

    Right next to Agios Andreas cathedral you can see the old church that was also dedicated to St Andreas(pic 1). It was built between 1836-1843 by the greek architect Lisandros Kaytatzoglu, right on the spot where apostle Andreas martyred on the cross. It is a simple basilica with some nice agiographies like the ones of D.Hatziaslanis on the ceiling....

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  • Rio Antirio bridge

    Patras Things to Do

    The Rion-Antirion Bridge goes across the Bay of Corinth and connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece. It is almost 9,500 ft long, and is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. It is in an area with a lot of seismic activity, and it was built to accommodate that movement. It opened in 2004, just before the 2004 Olympic Games, and the...

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  • Psila Alonia square

    Patras Things to Do

    Psila Alonia means “high thresh” because the spot used to be a place of grinding. In our days it a big nice square that is called the balcony of Patras but the view (pic 1) isn’t that nice comparing the one at the castle of at the Dasilio café. But still you can enjoy a coffee at one of the numerous cafes. I preferred to check some of the monuments...

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  • Patrino Karnavali - Carnival

    Patras Things to Do

    If we are talking about Carnival in Greece, there is only one word for that: "Patrino Carnavali gia panta"! The city of Greece, where Carnival was born is PATRA!!! The most famous Greek Carnival takes place in the city of PATRA.

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  • Roman Odeum

    Patras Things to Do

    I walked up the Gerokostopulu stairs to reach the Roman Odeum which is the oldest in Greece. Although its not impressive and beautiful as the one in Athens I liked it a lot on a sunny morning with the guard of the place telling me “sorry” many times because of some garbage in some areas of the theatre! I asked why and he told me that the previous...

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  • Maizonos street

    Patras Things to Do

    There are two churches worth visiting at Maizonos street, located opposite V.Olgas square one next to each other. The first one is the Roman Catholic church of Saint Andrew (yes, it’s him again). There used to be a smaller chapel there (from 1840) due to the efforts of bishop of Syros who was in charge for the catholics of Peloponnese area too....

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  • Achaia Clauss

    Patras Things to Do

    In 1854 Gustav Clauss, a representative of the Bavarian company Fels and Co., decided to settle in Patras after a business trip to the region. He was so enthused with the beauty of the natural landscape of the area. According to his diary and other reports, he discovered “a paradise of vineyards which covered the surrounding hills of Patras, which...

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  • Rio

    Patras Things to Do

    Soon I came to the sea. On the right and on the left there were ferries, at the very edge of the sea there was a road with seldom cars, and in front of me there was my bridge. I did not swim, although the water was extremely clean, and there were even two old men swimming in the sea. However, I was expecting to swim not in the port, but at the...

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  • Fortress of Patras

    Patras Things to Do

    The castle of Patras was built in 6th century(probably in 551AD) by Ioustianos(Justianian) over the ruins of the ancient Acropolis after the huge earthquake. It is located on a hill 800 meters away from the sea on the highest peak of the city. It has a strange triangle shape and its walls cover 22,725 sq meters. The castle isn’t big so you can...

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  • Old Town

    Patras Things to Do

    Old town or upper city (Ano Poli) is called the area under the castle of Patras. I loved walking around here and check the old houses, some nice neoclassical buildings and interesting sites like the Roman Odeum, Pantokratoras church, the old municipal hospital etc There is even an old Hamam there (pic 1). It was built in 1400 (during the Venetian...

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  • Antirio

    Patras Things to Do

    After the short rest, I went to the Antirio. I had a plan to take a bus for Patra... There was a ferry in the port. If you have neither car nor track, it costs 0 euros. Very soon the ferry was loaded by cars, tracks, there were also “carless” like me passengers, there was even a black man with a package of CD disks for selling. While the ferry...

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  • Agiou Nikolaou Street

    Patras Things to Do

    Agiou Nikolaou street is probably one of the most famous street in Patra, it connects the Agios Nikolaos pier with the castle. Near the seaside the street (which is the pedestrian part of the street) is full of cafes, always full of people, a nice spot for watching the people passing by. From that spot you can see that the street goes up the hill...

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  • Port of Patras

    Patras Things to Do

    From Rio port I had to take a taxi. In 15 minutes I was in Patra, in the port. Port – it’s a key transport junction of Patra: there is a sea port here, where ferries come to Ionian Islands and Italy, there is a railway and bus stations here.

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  • North Epirus square

    Patras Things to Do

    In walking distance from the center is the Vor.Ipiru (North Epirus) square (pic 1). I just wanted to visit Agia Sofia church (pic 2) that has some nice murals inside (pic 3) but during the ceremony (a baptism) it was difficult to take many pictures there without disturbing the locals although they were all focused on the baby :). So, I went out...

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  • Apollon Theatre

    Patras Things to Do

    A piece of art that gives a lot of pride to the inhabitants of Patra! It was built on 1872-at the same time when Barcelona and Paris got similar theatres-according to the plans of the famous Bavarian architect: Ernst ZILLER. It is considered as the oldest "covered theatre" in Greece and a replica of La Scala of Milan. In the past ,the Apollon...

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  • Queen Olga Square

    Patras Things to Do

    Vas Olgas square (pic 1) is the second central square of the city. It houses many cafés but I liked the large trees (and their shadows), it was a nice break because I was walking under the sun for hours so I just stopped and checked the statues and fountains here (pics 2-3) Here, you will also find the Archeological museum (pic 4) at the...

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  • Lighthouse

    Patras Things to Do

    This lighthouse is a symbol of the city and was in the port in the past years but it was built again in a different spot. The lighthouse is an exact replica of the original lighthouse. 3 seconds after the moment I took the picture (pic 1) the water came all over me! :) The old lighthouse was a major meeting point (it housed a small café) at the...

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  • King George A’ Square

    Patras Things to Do

    This is the central square of the city. A huge square (pics 1-2) with some nice buildings and some cafes for relaxing moments under the sun and watching the people passing by. This is also the square where the famous local carnival starts every year. There are two nice fountains (pics 3-4) showing some lions and god Pan, both fountains were...

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  • Dasilio

    Patras Things to Do

    Eshatovuni is a low hill covered with pine trees all over. It is known as “dasilio” (spinney) and it’s a great escape from the busy city in the city center. The pine trees were planted here in 1916 and covered the surface of the hill. You can walk around the paths and enjoy the nice view over the city. At the foothill at the spot Asyrmatos...

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  • Anglican Church of Saint Andrew

    Patras Things to Do

    After the second day I had lost the number of the churches dedicated to Saint Andrew! After many orthodox ones all over the city and the catholic one at Vas.Olgas square I noticed another one, the Anglican Church of Saint Andrew!! It’s between huge green plants and I liked the neogothic style of it. It was built in 1872 with the financial help of...

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  • Kalavryta

    Patras Things to Do

    K A L A V R I T A : It's a small, relaxing, wonderful city over the mountains, just a few kilometres from Patras. Very historical place, bring back a lot of memmories for all the Greeks. You can go there by car (national road). But the better way is to take the railway of Diakopto - Kalavrita. It's an old diesel railway (from 1896) that's going...

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  • Kostis Palamas

    Patras Things to Do

    It seems the city wants to honour the famous greek poet Kostis Palamas (1859-1943) so I noticed several spots in the city about him. His house is the most interesting one, a building that is located at 241 Korinthou street, in city center. It is the house (pic 1) that Palamas was born and when he moved to Athens it was the place where Serao family...

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  • 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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  • 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

  • Achaios Hotel

    Niforeika Beach, Kato Achaia, 25200, GR

  • 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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  • White Castle Hotel

    Niforeika Beach, Kato Achaia, 25002, GR

  • Patras Palace

    15 Othonos Amalias, Patras, 262 23, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Marie Palace

    Gounari 6,, Patras, Greece

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Patras Byzantino

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

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  • Olympic Star Hotel

    46 Agiou Nikolaou Street, Patras, 262 21, Greece

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Galaxy Hotel

    9, Agiou Nikolaou Str., Patras, 26221, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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