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Posted by oliseb on
Category: Patra General
Patras was our passage town from Italy to Greece. We arrived by ferry from Trieste (long trip, 35 hours!!) because we thought like driving around Peloponnese for holidays. We stayed for two days in Patras before we start our tour (Olympia, Pylos, Monemvasia, Nafplion and then Patra again to take the ferry back). We actually saw a modern town with some beautiful spots. The Castle was definitely one of these spots: huge castle, very few visitors, with the most impressive view of the town on one side and a green hill on the other. The beach promenade was also very nice with all those cafes by the sea. The centre was nothing special, just a typical busy Greek town, with interesting shopping stores though! I bought some real nice swimming tanks from Patras for a burgain! For hotel, look at Rio. This is the closest beach resort, only 10 minutes drive from the city centre.
Posted by agnest on
Category: Patra General
For me, Patra has nothing to envy from other cities, it really provides everything. The streets are full with young people and students, mostly because of the University of Patra. In fact, I have a friend who studies there.
Many coffee shops, restaurants and bars and a very active nightlife, make Patra a everyday party. Many of the above cafes and restaurants lay to the main city square and along the port.
I've visited Patra twice. First time, it was during summer, second, during the famous Patra Carnival. That Carnival is the most famous in Greece, with lots of people visiting the city from all over the country.
You can never imagine what's happening in Patra during the Carnival, if you don't live this experience! The carnival activities and events take place every year, around 2 months before Easter and for some weeks there are everyday activities for children and adults. But what's happening at the last weekend of the carnival is really unbelievable! These people are crazy, I tell you! A huge parade with floats and statues and thousants of people dress up and lots of drinking and party! The last Sunday of the carnival is the most famous and most crowdy. I would advice you, not to miss it!
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