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    Located on the northern side of Peloponnese, Patra Greece is the third largest city of the country. This town gets busy due to its port that serves ferries schedules to the Ionian islands and Italy all year round. A place with long history, Patra in Greece has many interesting sights to see, such as the Medieval Castle, the Roman Odeon and the church of Saint Andrew, protector of the town. The beach promenade is a lovely spot to stroll around and enjoy a coffee with sea view. Patra is famous for hosting the best Carnival in Greece with many events and a large costume parade. The nice beach resorts in the region are great for family holidays, while its central location is convenient for road trips to Olympia, Nafpaktos, Mesolongi and Delphi.

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    Patra is the third largest town in Greece and has a busy port that serves ferries to the Ionian islands and Italy. In the region around Patra, there are relaxing beach places for summer vacations. Holidays in Patra can be combined with trips to other close destinations, like Olympia, Nafpaktos and Mesolongi.

    General information

    Check the travel guide that we have prepared for Patra holidays and find out all the important beaches, neighbourhoods and monuments to visit in the region. Also through our photos and maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.

    Things to see and do

    Patra King George Square

    Patra Greece is located on the northern side of Peloponnese. This is the third largest city in Greece and it has a very busy port, serving ferry itineraries to the Ionian islands and Italy. Patra is a town with rich history and has many monuments, such as the Medieval Castle, the Roman Odeon and the large church of Saint Andrew. It is also famous for its vivid nightlife, restaurants and seaside cafeterias.

    Patra town gets very popular in the Carnival Weekend, as it organizes the largest carnival parade in Greece. Its central location serves as a base for excursions to Olympia, Delphi, Nafpaktos and Mesolongi. Beach hotels in the region provide nice places to stay for your Patra holidays.

    Organize your holidays

    Organize your holidays in Patra through our travel services. See the hotels that we suggest there, arrange your transfer or book ferry tickets to Patra from Italy and the Ionian islands.


    Hotels in Patra

    Patra in Greece has a wide variety of accommodation for all needs. Many hotels with both basic and extravagant facilities lined up the busy port to suit the needs of visitors transiting through the city. Additionally, hostels and budget hotels are scattered around the town center, only a short walking distance from the port and the city center. More upscale hotels with access to the beach are found in the suburbs of Rio and Kastellokampos.

    Highlights in Patra

    Large church of Saint Andrew
    In a walking distance from the port of Patra is the large church of Saint Andrew (Agios Andreas), protector of the city.
    Medieval Castle of Patra
    On the hilltop above Patra, there is a strong Medieval Castle. This location gives panoramic view to the town and the Ionian Sea.
    Cafeteria at the beach promenade of Patra
    The beach promenade of Patra is lined up with many restaurants, cafeterias and shops. This is a lovely place for evening walks by the sea.
    Roman Odeon in Patra
    The Roman Odeon of Patra was excavated at the late 19th century and was recently restored. Now it hosts performances and concerts in summer.

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