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An ideal summer holiday destination for young and old alike

Τhe Vivid Land of Achaia
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Enchanting beaches and recreation await you and your loved ones in Western Greece.

Buckets and spades, inflatable dinghies  and beach balls at the ready, it’s time to get down to the serious business of fun and exploration on the numerous beach destinations of the vivid land of Achaia, with their safe, shallow waters and multitude of attractions to excite young and fertile imaginations. Just a few steps away from the beaches, Patra is teeming with entertainment options while the plethora of sights to whet the appetite of any young history buffs will present you and your family with several happy dilemmas. Really, whatever you choose, there’s a gold-framed guarantee of enjoyment that comes with it!

Beaches made for families

With Blue Flags flying reassuringly in the background, children adore the golden sandy beach of Lakopetra as well as Niforeika, the picturesque seaside village, inviting the whole family into its azure waters. One of the most popular beaches in the vivid land of Achaia, Kalogria, stands out for its huge length as well as the largest seaside forest in Greece, Strofylia, an imperious congress of pine trees gathered around the lagoon of Kotyhi. The fine red pebbles of Alykes will put a glint in the eye of artists from all the generations. The picture is the same wherever you look, a vast coastline completely at your and your family’s disposal for memorable summer holidays.

 

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When learning becomes fun

Join your children in bringing back to life the age of knights on horseback in the Castle of Patra and the Fortress of Rio, where you’d be advised to keep a sharp eye out for pesky pirates on their way to plunder the Ionian sea. Admire the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Bridge of Rio-Antirio. Catch a performance for children or teenagers in the Municipal Theatre «Apollon» or take a trail through the past in the Archaeological Museum of Patra.

Fun experiences, life memories

In the kaleidoscopic city of Patra, there’s a special colour to fit every member of the family. Merriment is in liberal supply in the annual Carnival, with a special “Carnival of the Little Ones” being a Pan European exclusive. Pick of Patra, a celebration of motor sports, is now an institution. Riga Feraiou St has a special shopping experience as well as relaxation in the cafes in store for you while an acquaintance with the horses in “Ippocamilos” Park and horse riding escapes to the forest are an enthralling treat for the children!

Don’t let summer wait any longer! For dreamlike family holidays, visit the vivid land of Achaia!

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