Patras is a major seaport and a large center of shipping of the country. Life does not stop here even for a minute. Just like in any other large trading port, the streets of the city are always filled with the noise of cars, people seem to be constantly in a hurry and it feels like finding even a small silent corner here is just impossible. In fact, Patras is a truly picturesque and attractive city, that’s why it has been popular among tourists from all over the world for many years.
Once only several small settlements were located in the area of the modern city. Patras began developing in the Middle Ages, when this place became an important trading spot. Just like the majority of other Greek cities, the main symbols of Patras are the port and the Acropolis.
The historical district of the city is named Palia Patra. It was founded more than a thousand years ago. You can walk in the Georgiou I Square, which is decorated with palm trees and stunning sculptures, and relax in one of the local cafes or restaurants. You should definitely walk along the streets of the streets of old town, which will amaze you with its truly charming and welcoming atmosphere. Besides observing old buildings you can visit several stores and souvenir shops that mostly sell antiques. The so-called New Town is also rich in places of interest as here you will find wonderful restaurants, shopping malls and cinemas. The most popular hotels are also located here.
Guests are recommended to make a visit to the main museum of Patras, which exhibits large collections of art including mosaics, beautiful vases and sculptures. Art-lovers will enjoy the exhibition of the local Art Gallery, and most curious tourists will find much excitement in the Archaeological Museum. There are also several religious sites in the city. The most famous of them is the Cathedral of St. Andrew.