Patras refers to the third largest urban center which also doubles up as the regional capital of Western Greece. The city lies at the slopes of Mount Panachaikon and overlooks the Patras Gulf. It has a rich history that spans over four millennia. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Patras include Athens, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Skopje and Izmir.
There are a number of attractions that make Patras such a popular tourist destination. One of these attractions is the Acropolis. The acropolis lies on the eastern side of the harbor. The acropolis boasts of the Kastro which stands at an altitude of over a hundred meters above sea level and which was originally constructed by the Byzantines in the sixth century, in between it underwent renovations under the Crusaders in the thirteenth century. The other attraction is the Roman Odeion which lies to the south of the Acropolis. It is in a perfectly preserved state and is used periodically as a stage for theatrical performances. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Patras.
The Georgios the First Square is the other must visit attraction in Patras. It refers to as series of houses that have maintained their original Greek Style that is neo classical in nature and which features arcades which form the unique signature feature of the city of Patras. The Patras Archeological Museum boasts of a collection of Mycenaean, Roman, Neolithic as well as Archaic finds. It features a rich collection of exhibits which includes weapons and vases. The other attraction in Patras is the Patras Carnival Festival which has an international appeal and which is held in the months of February or March. It features a long procession of King Carnival. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in Patras.
The Patras Festival is another attraction which is a must visit. It is held yearly from mid August to mid September and during this time numerous theatrical performances are performed. The other attraction in Patras is the Patras International Art Festival which runs from the months of June through to August. It features a number of art exhibitions, artistic performances as well as numerous other festivities. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Patras.
There are other must visit attractions that are a must visit in Patras. These include The Patras Municipal Theatre, Folk Museum, St Andrew Church and much more.
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