A mosaic of natural habitats, seas, mountains, picturesque villages and modern cities with a long history
A whole world unfolds in front of you with a cordial invitation to unprecedented holiday experiences and the satisfaction of your every touring, nature loving or cosmopolitan mood. Maybe you can even indulge all your moods at the same time!
Fun all the way
Patra, a Gateway in Western Greece to the Mediterranean, carries you away with its frenzied pace. Here, just like in beautiful Aigio, love (and perhaps a little flirting too!) is in the air at the numerous bars, clubs and music venues.
You’ll never want to get off the train of the historic rack and pinion railway, crossing the majestic Vouraikos gorge. You’ll get the experience of a lifetime on foot as well, as hikers claim there’s nothing quite like descending this particular gorge.
In winter, picturesque Kalavrita bids you a friendly welcome to its ski centre on the slopes of Helmos for endless hours of fun. In the summer you will live carefree moments on Pounta beach while kitesurfers can ride sidesaddle to the wind, mastering the waves at Drepano.
In the vivid Achaia land there is no end to the cornucopia of natural beauties. The Cave of the Lakes, lake Tsivlou, and the forest of Strofylia are but a few of the temptations.
Vivid Land of Achaia
A mosaic of natural habitats, seas, mountains, picturesquevilalges and modern cities
It is in this region that you will visit the most famous monasteries in Greece; the Holy Monastery of Mega Spilaion and the Holy Monastery of Agia Lavra with sacred relics of Orthodox Faith. You will admire the largest temple in the Balkans, St Andreas in Patra, and enjoy a coffee in Rio with a view of Casteli castle and the majestic bridge of Rio-Antirio, marveling at how Man’s ingenuity seems to so effortlessly span the centuries.
Intellectual activity thrives in Patra as evidenced by the International Festival of Patra and the International Film Festival. The carnival, the biggest event of the city fills everyone, young and old alike, with unashamed positivity and happiness.
Bid the prefecture farewell by trying the feta cheese of Kalavrita with a glass of Roditis, Moscato or Mavrodaphne wine.
Unwrap one pleasant surprise after another in the vivid land of Achaia. Tempt your senses with sumptuous images, scents and flavours.
Western Greece awaits!
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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 […]
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Sandy beaches with blue waters set the seal on summer
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