Moving to a festive rhythm
Verve and personality you cannot help but adore.
Can a city be always on the move? Well, Patra can. You can almost feel the energy beneath your feet! It is the archetypal university city, with squares teeming with life, numerous entertainment options, various cultural activities, and, of course, the organizer of one of the biggest Mediterranean carnivals in existence. When all this is combined with history, culture and the natural beauty of the area, then you have the ultimate destination that fulfills every wish for a pleasant getaway.
It travels in time as well
Start your tour around the historic sites from the Medieval Castle, where performances are held in the summer, and the Voudeni Mycenaean Park. The findings from the excavation are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of the city, from which you will gain a more comprehensive picture of its history.
You can travel in time here stopping off at monuments from many chapters of history. Visit the Roman Odeon, home to Patra International Festival, and the Hamam which has given unbroken service to its customers since 1400 AD. Perhaps the most impressive of Patra’s architectural adornments is the Apollon Municipal Theatre. Built in 1830 by E. Ziller, it is a scaled down replica of La Scala opera house in Milan.
Good time know-how
Whatever mood you are in when you get here, the nightlife of Patra will soon have you stepping to its beat. On Agiou Nikolaou St the youthful voices blend sweetly with the music from the bars, while on Rodinou St, one of the best known hot spots of the city, everyone joins in to become one big group of happy friends. Combine a drink or dinner with an enchanting view from the steps of Gerokostopoulou.