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Δραστηριότητες στην Αχαΐα


The Coastline of Achaea

Sandy beaches and blue waters seal this summer’s deal


Another choice°for sports lovers is Alyki, located next to a natural lagoon filled with wild birds, while those seeking relaxation can swim in Lambiri beach. If you are looking for some summer fun, indulge in the music of the Platanos beach bar.
The seaside destinations Loggos and Selianitika are ideal for family holidays and the natural harbors of Aigeira are an attraction°for underwater spear fishermen. A stone’s throw away, Diakopto’s name is connected with Odontotos, the famous train that leads to Kalavryta, crossing the Vouraikos gorge! Akrata, under the “wing” of Chelmos, maintains its picturesqueness without lagging behind in tourist infrastructure, offering a variety of options for relaxation and entertainment.

  •     Summer snapshots on the beach of Rio

The enchanting Rio is the place to be if you are looking for evening entertainment and carefree summer moments against the backdrop of the impressively illuminated bridge.

  •     Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Festival in Drepano

Drepano is one of the most popular waterboard sports destinations in Greece.
Every summer, kitesurfing enthusiasts meet at Drepano for the ultimate action festival. Athletes from Greece and abroad take part in the festival, which is organized since 2011 and has now become a permanent fixture for kitesurfers. Enjoy the spectacle together with thousands of visitors who watch the impressive moves and participate in the activities surrounding the event.
Windsurfing fans also organize their own event in Drepano, with two races in the Slalom category annually.

Youthful partying!

Endless fun

Exciting moments, day and night.
For some, the summer holidays mean going wild and clubbing until the morning, while for others they mean long dives and water sports. The good news? In Achaea, you can do it all!

In Patras, it is very hard to call it a night: the restaurants in the narrow streets of Ano Poli, the cafes and bars in Georgiou and Olga Square, in Agios Nikolaos Square and in the Riga Feraiou and Trion Navarchon pedestrian streets, will keep you company until the morning! During the summer, Rio sets the tone for nightlife at its trendy clubs overlooking the illuminated bridge. And in the extreme heat, Selianitika and Loggos challenge you for an evening dive under the stars.


Festive vibes


On the countless beaches of Achaea, everyone finds what they are looking for. Those into extreme sports can compete with the strong north winds in Digeliotika, or tame the waves°surfing in Drepano,°where the annual Kitesurfing Festival is held. For sea and sand games, you can head to the beaches of Kato Achaia, Diakopto, Rio and Kalogria that boast facilities such as beach volley courts and offer many water sports, such as banana boat rides or parachutes. If you are drawn to the seabed, you can explore it at the diving school of Panagopoula, and if you are looking for relaxation, you can swim in the beautiful Pounta, Platanos and Rodini beaches, with their magical sunsets.

Every year, the Patras Carnival is synonymous to impressive chariots and partying on the streets until the morning; the experience of a lifetime! But Patras also loves art:°the Patras International Festival, now a tradition for music, theater and dance, and the International Film Festival of Patras, a point of reference for cinema lovers, are two great°cultural events that you should not miss.
Combine sports, nightlife and artistic events in Achaea for a unique holiday with a youthful vibe.

  •     The lighthouse of Patras is the meeting point
  •     The one and only Patras Carnival

 Kalavryta Ski Resort

The slopes of Chelmos are dressed in white and the unique habitat of the Kalavryta area is transformed into a magical snowy landscape. After a drive through the alpine fir forest, you reach a slope of epic beauty with a riveting view. There awaits the Kalavryta Ski Resort, the one closest to Athens and one of the most beloved in Greece.
Every year, on 13 slopes and at an altitude of 1,700m – 2,340m, the Kalavryta Ski Resort hosts more than 100,000 skiers of every skill level.  
The beauty of the pristine white landscape is combined with the functionality and comforts of the ski resort: spacious parking lots, two chalets, a rental shop for equipment and a ski school, 8 lifts, slopes of different difficulty levels and of a total length of 20 km, a first aid station, 24-hour snow removal of the roads.
Experience an epic descent on the powdery, fresh snow and discover night°skiing, which will reward your eyes with unique views while boosting your adrenaline.
Besides, this is the Land of Olympia. A place where images, moments and sensations live forever. Epic!

  •     Epic skiing on the white slopes of Chelmos
  •     Each descent, an unrepeatable experience
  •     White slopes for skiers of all levels


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