Patras, a gateway to Europe
The impressive carnival held here every year is not the only claim to fame of this, the third largest city in Greece. Discover the biggest port of the Peloponnese now! Why not try online booking for cheap ferry tickets to Patras through Let’s Ferry?
• The Lighthouse is the landmark of Patras that welcomes passengers as they enter the port. Nowadays it also hosts cultural events,while at the ground level there is a café.
• The Holy Church of Agios Andreas is the largest Byzantine-style Orthodox Church in the Balkans. It has a capacity of 7000 people. Talk about big Greek weddings!
• The Archaeological Museum has an impressive, contemporary design.
• The Roman Odeon in the Upper City (Ano Poli) resembles the Athens Odeon of Herodes Atticus, it is, however, a bit older.
• The remains of the Medieval Castle of Patras. It was built in the 6thcentury BC and it is surrounded by a blossoming garden.
Take a dive:
• Drepano: This kite surfers’ paradise can be found 20 km away from the port.
• Agya and its neighbouring Rio. Very close to each other, you can reach them my local buses from the city centre. They are both pebbled and with views to the “Harilaos Trikoupis” bridge (with a length of 2.253 metres that makes this the longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge in Europe).
• Kato Achaia is a sandy beach with many facilities for water sports, like beach volley. At a 20 km long coastline you will find many sandy beaches with blue, shallow waters.
• Go Karting and if you happen to be around in September, you can watch the “Patras International Circuit for Kart”.
• A visit to Patras must be accompanied by Mavrodaphne wine. Achaia Clauss is the first winery in Greece and its visitors get the chance to taste the oldest Greek wine and many more varieties.
• For a short escape on a hot day, travel to Kalavryta. Enjoy nature by foot or mountain bike. The distance from the port is 70 km.
Tip: You get to Patras by car or by KTEL bus. The distance from Athens is 211 km and through Olympia Odos, driving lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. The Araxos airport is 40 km away from the port. See all available routes at letsferry.com. Make your booking online and choose to pick your tickets up at home or at the port at no additional cost.
Information about the port of Patras
Patras is connected to Kefalonia, Ithaki, Corfu and Igoumenitsa, in Greece, and the Italian ports of Ancona, Bari and Venice. One port, two gates: In order to provide with the best travel experience, the port is divided to the South (New Port) and the North (Old Port). After the reconstruction of the North Post, the New Port was built as an extension. Passengers who wish to travel to Italian ports go to the New Port and the ones heading to Greek ports go through the Old one. There are road signs that lead you to your destination whichever direction you come from. Don’t worry, excessive signs will lead you safely. The facilities you will find at the port are free Wi-Fi, ATM, KTEL bus, car rentals. Sun-protected waiting area, duty free at the South Port, free parking spaces, shops.