Patras Tourist Guide

Patras Tourist Information

Patras serves as a pivotal gateway to Greece for tourists travelling from Europe's west. Patras has several sights of historical interest and some quality museums it is also the location of a typically gorgeous Greek coastline.

As with many tourist hotspots, it has its own festival and the main event in Patras is the Carnival, a 40-day long fiesta which begins in February where thousands of people, many of them tourists, participate in a colourful street procession. Strolling around the lively waterfront and observing the ships come in is another great way to kick back and enjoy the lovely feel of this sunny location. Many areas of Patras were revitalised when the town was selected as 'European Capital of Culture' back in 2006.

The Archaeological Museum is a principal tourist attraction and houses a fascinating collection from the Roman, Hellenic and Mycenean eras. Other sights of historical interest include the Ancient Odeon of Patras, the Aghios Andreas and the monastery of Aghia Lavra. At the harbour you can find Saint Andreas Pilgrimage Church which also is a remarkable landmark.

Patras offers an interesting night life with clubs, restaurants and bars, pubs. The city's universities and colleges contribute to Patras' vibrancy. Two renowned theatres and world class galleries emphasise that the town is also into the arts.

Hotels in Patras

Patras is best known as western Greece's gateway from Western Europe it ranks as the nation's third city and its infrastructure is good which includes an outstanding selection of hotels and guesthouses. The Monumento I Quattro Mori Hotel is situated most close to the port; the four-star AC Hotel Patras is situated near the railway station and the Hotel Città is centrally-positioned: and Hotel San Francesco is beautifully situated on the gorgeous Pisan coast.

Patras Port Map