St Andreas Church
Basilica built in 1835 on the site of the Early Christian basilica of Aghios Andreas. The architect was L. Kaftanzoglou. To the northwest there are remains of an ancient construction: "well or font" of Aghios Andreas. To the northeast is the larger church of the apostle Andreas.
St Pandokratoras Church
It is a small replica of The Agia Sophia of Constantinople. An impressive church built in 900 A.D. It is located in Patras and is real jewelry, The imposing temple of Pantokrator (the all mighty) which is considered an exact replica of Agia Sophia. If you are in the area, you should definitely visit this church.The Temple of Pantokrator Patras has been built, in fact, on the ruins of an ancient temple of Olympian Zeus. It is the first cathedral of Patras of Byzantine style. It has, like Agia Sophia, beautiful and impressive domes that are made of lead.
The castle of Patras was built in the second half of the 6th century A.D. on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis. In A.D. 805 the inhabitants of the city were besieged in the castle by the Slavs and Saracens and their victory, considered a miracle of the city's patron saint Andrew, was important for repelling the barbarian invasions in Peloponnese. In the following centuries the castle, which remained continuously in use until the Second World War for the defense of the city, as well as an administrative and military centre, was captured by the Franks, Venetians, Palaiologoi and Turks.
Rio - Antirrio Bridge
Since Harilaos Trikoupis’ vision when he was Prime Minister of Greece one hundred years ago, Greece had the great dream of a bridge crossing the 3 km of the Corinth Gulf’s strait. In 2004, a long-standing dream became reality. The Rion – Antirion Bridge is the landmark of Greece’s 21st Century and a part of the country’s daily life which it was destined to change, thus contributing to the economic development of the area.The Rio - Antirrio Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, completed in 2004 and is a landmark of 21st century Greece, improving the movement of people and goods in Western Greece.
Kalavrita by Rack Railway or Car.
About 120 years ago Odontotos rack railway started from the seaside town of Diakopto parallel to the river and climbed to Kalavrita through bridges and tunnels. Since then the Vouraikos river and Odontotos go together. The little train incorporated so well to the natural environment that it seems that it had always been there. The way it was constructed did not put a strain on the ecosystem of the gorge. Using stone and wood from the area the technicians' work is so perfect that someone may think that the nature worked on its own.
Mega Spileo Monastery
The Monastery of Mega Spileo in Kalavryta: The Holy Monastery of Mega Spileo is placed 10 km far from the town of Kalavryta. It is found right on the central road that leads to Kalavryta and is geographically located close to Zachlorou village. It is built on the slopes of a steep side of a rocky hill, at a height of 924m, providing great views from its balcony.The monastery's architecture reminds of a fortress and it has eight floors. The cells of the monks are built around a cave. The Monastery of Mega Spileo was originally built in 362 AD by two brothers, Symeon, and Theodore when a shepherd girl found an icon of the Virgin Mary inside a cave. The icon was made of wax and mastic and it is believed that Apostle Luke painted it.
In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honour Zeus. The origin of the cult and of the festival went back many centuries. Local myths concerning the famous Pelops, the first ruler of the region, and the river Alpheios, betray the close ties between the sanctuary and both the East and West.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. The history of Delphi begins in prehistory and in the myths of the ancient Greeks. In the beginning the site was sacred to Mother Earth and was guarded by the terrible serpent Python, who was later killed by Apollo. Apollo's sanctuary was built here by Cretans who arrived at Kirrha, the port of Delphi, accompanied by the god in the form of a dolphin. This myth survived in plays presented during the various Delphic festivals, such as the Septerion, the Delphinia, the Thargelia, the Theophania and, of course. the famous Pythia, which celebrated the death of Python and comprised musical and athletic competitions.
Ancient Epidaurus in Greece is one of the most important archaeological sites of the country. It is famous for the Ancient Theatre with the amazing acoustics. However, this is also a lovely region for holidays. Many nice villages and beaches can be found in close distance to the ancient site, such as the seaside village of Ancient Epidaurus, a charming fishing place with a couple of small beaches, fish taverns, and studios. The region can also be combined with road trips to Nafplion, Mycenae and Porto Heli. Since then the Vouraikos river and Odontotos go together. The little train incorporated so well to the natural environment that it seems that it had always been there. The way it was constructed did not put a strain on the ecosystem of the gorge. Using stone and wood from the area the technicians' work is so perfect that someone may think that the nature worked on its own.
The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city's history are all connected to this sacred precinct. The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced art and culture for many centuries. The Acropolis of the fifth century BC is the most accurate reflection of the splendour, power and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak, the golden age of Perikles. Since then the Vouraikos river and Odontotos go together. The little train incorporated so well to the natural environment that it seems that it had always been there. The way it was constructed did not put a strain on the ecosystem of the gorge. Using stone and wood from the area the technicians' work is so perfect that someone may think that the nature worked on its own.
WHAT TO DO
Welcome to the Perfect Holiday section of our website! Here, you will find everything you need to make your stay perfect. We also offer a variety of activities and services to make your holiday unforgettable.
On Restaurant Panorama's terrace with sea view & under the shadow of a 1000 years old wild olive-tree, you can enjoy the original Greek specialities and Patras' famous traditional liqueur - Tentoura .The menu is full of Traditional Greek food. For your evening meals they have many options, homemade dishes, like Stifado, Lamb Capama, Giouvetsi, Roast Lamb and as their customers say “The best Moussaka”.
The beach is located in an urban area with very picturesque views. It is a tiny several bays coastline with crystal turquoise water and golden sand, so you don't need special shoes. The entrance to the water is very smooth. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers, families with children, seniors etc. It is very crowded place during the season.
The Lighthouse of Patras
Patras Lighthouse is a lighthouse and landmark of the Greek city of Patras. It is situated on the seafront , opposite the temple of Saint Andrew. A breath-taking view can be enjoyed from the Lighthouse, a symbol of the city, over the port and Gulf of Patras. A visit to the Spinney is ideal for a pleasant stroll or for jogging along the park’s paths under the shade of tall trees.
Tentoura is a famous tranditional Patras' liquer that you have to taste it, which the old citizens used to call “moshovolithra”. Tentoura has a deep brown color and an explosive aroma and taste. Its beautiful, dense texture is reminiscent of sweet Greek syrup scented with spices and citrus fruits. It is served chilled, in a small glass. To produce Tentoura, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, citron and mandarin peels are extracted into alcohol. You can use tsipouro, or vodka.