Patras Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedral of Agios Andreas - St. Andrew

    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...

  • 2. Rio Antirio Bridge

    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...

  • 3. Agiou Nikolaou Street

    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...

  • 4. Achaia Clauss

    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...

  • 5. Antirio

    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...

  • 6. Rio

    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...

  • 7. Psila Alonia Square

    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...

  • 8. Lighthouse

    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...

  • 9. Old Town

    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...

  • 10. Fortress of Patras

    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...

  • 11. King George A’ Square

    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...

  • 12. Maizonos street

    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)....

  • 13. Patrino Karnavali - Carnival Of Patras

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    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...

  • 14. Kalavryta

    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...

  • 15. Queen Olga Square

    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...

  • 16. Apollon Theatre

    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...

  • 17. Roman Odeum

    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...

  • 18. Port of Patras

    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,...

  • 19. Kostis Palamas

    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...

  • 20. North Epirus square

    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...

  • 21. Agios Dimitrios Church

    Before my visit to Pantokratoras church in the Old Town I checked some other churches around. Agios Dimitrios church (pic 1) was the only one I could go inside though as all the others were closed. I...

  • 22. Dasilio

    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...

  • 23. Agios Photios Chapel

    At the back yard of Agios Dimitrios church a group of children were playing football and screaming like it was the end of the world, their voices could drive crazy even Dalai Lama so I skip them and...

  • 24. Anglican Church of Saint Andrew

    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...

  • 25. Catholic church of St. Andrew

    I consider the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Andrew, as one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Greece, as well as one of the oldest in the Greek territory, after the proclamation of the Greek...

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