Sun and Culture in the Party City of Patras
Araxos Airport is situated some 30 miles west of Patras, so that holiday guests will be where the party is in no time at all. This is to be taken quite literally, given that Patras is widely known as a party town and as Greece’s carnival hotspot. Patras is situated in the northwest of the Peloponnese peninsula and Greece’s third-largest city which features a wealth of history and culture. The main sights include the medieval Patras Castle and the Roman Odeon. The Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge links the towns of Rio and Antirrio across the strait that forms the western entrance of the Gulf of Corinth. There are a plethora of beaches near Patras to relax on after a night of partying, including Kato Achaia that is fringed by crystal-clear water. The sandy beach of Lakopetra is ideal for families. One of the highlights of a trip to the western Peloponnese is a ride on the historic rack railway to Kalavryta. Whether adventurer, culture fan or sun worshipper: Patras has something to suit all holiday styles, tastes and preferences.