Sightseeing and Social Events
City of Patras
Patras is the 3rd biggest city and the 3rd biggest port in Greece. Patras is rich of beautiful buildings and squares whose architecture is influenced by the Italian culture. The visitors may easily walk in Patras city center, where they may enjoy their coffee, food or drink.
University of Patras
The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the Academic year 1966-67.
Our international policy is achieved through the cooperation with universities and research institutions worldwide. Cooperation includes activities related to reasearch, teaching, intensive programmes and the development of common curricula, establishment of bilateral agreements, as well as the participation in international organizations, networks and associations.
The University of Patras includes 24 Departments, with a large number of sectors and consequently a great range of disciplines, which operate 112 laboratories and 14 fully equipped clinics.
The University of Patras has 28,727 Undergraduate and 3,959 Postgraduate students, a total of 727 faculty members, 146 Teaching and Technical staff and 457 Administrative Personnel.
An organized tour in the archeological region of Olympia and the archeological museum for the guests is included. It is a great opportunity for visitors to admire the place that the Olympic Games began and learn about its history.
Museum of Patras
The New Archeological Museum of Patras is located near to the city center of Patras, Greece. It houses collections about the history of Patras and the surrounding area from prehistory to the end of Roman times. The museum was designed by the architect Mr. Theofanis Bobotis. The museum has four thematic sections, three of which permanent and one period
Castle of Patras
The Patras Fortress was built around the mid-6th century above the ruins of the ancient acropolis, on a low outlying hill of the Panachaiko Mountain and ca. 800 m from the sea.
The castle covers 22,725 m² and consists of a triangular outer wall, strengthened by towers and gates and further protected originally by a moat, and an inner compound on the northeastern corner, also protected by a moat.
St. Andrew Church
St Andrew’s Cathedral or Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew is a Greek Orthodox basilica in the east side of the city of Patras in Greece. Along with the nearby old church of St. Andrew, it constitutes a place of pilgrimage for Christians from all over the world. It is dedicated to the First-called Apostle of Christ, Saint Andrew.
It is the largest church in Greece and the third-largest Byzantine-style church in the Balkans. Over the central dome there is a 5-meter-long, gold-plated cross and over the other domes there are 12 smaller crosses. These crosses symbolise Jesus and His apostles. The interior of the church is decorated with Byzantine-style wall paintings and mosaics.
Culture, Arts and main Sights
The municipal Theatre Apollon (1872)
The Roman Odeon (160 AD)
The Roman Amphitheatre (1st century AD)
The Achaia Clauss wine industry (1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss)
Patras Mycenaean Park-Voundeni (1500-1000 B.C.)
The Roman aqueduct
The Turkish baths (16th century)
The Patras Lighthouse (the symbol of the city)
The Agiou Nokolaou Stairs
Art in Progress