Where the Ionian meets the Peloponnese, Patras beckons with its centuries-old beauty.
The coastal road from Corinth to Patras is one of the most scenic routes in all of Greece. Idyllic villages with warmhearted locals, the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, and more archeological sites than you could dream of… And once you arrive in Patras, it will be all about leisurely sightseeing. Enjoy the historical sights tucked away in cobbled alleys in a sea of modern buildings. At night, head to the dazzling seaside promenade for a drink or two! The Ionian islands will be blinking to you on the horizon.
The Roman Odeon is arguably one of the top attractions in Patras, looming over the city from a hill in all its glory. Its construction dates back to the 1st century, and today, it hosts the wonderful Patras International Festival. If you want something more flashy, the Church of Agios Andreas is right for you. Boasting the laurels of being the largest church in Greece, it delivers what many hail as a classical Byzantine sanctuary. You will find the tourist spots in the lower city, where lovely shops buzz with eager customers and old mansions mesmerize with their aesthetics. For all the urban marvels that Patras is praised for, it is the extensive panoramas that truly leave one appalled. Finish your day in Patras with a walk to the romantic lighthouse, where you will watch the sunset on the Ionian sea.
Tours visiting Patras
Mainland Greece Explorer
Mainland Greece and Islands