The city of Patras


Patra (also written “Patras”) is the third largest city of Greece, (after Athens and Thessaloniki). It is the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia on the Peloponnese and the western gateway into the country, thanks to its frequent ferry connections with Italy. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras, in an area which combines the seaside together with a mountainous landscape.



Patras is a bustling student city as it is home to the third largest university of Greece which celebrates more than fifty years of academic operation and consists of five schools and twenty-four Departments.

It is a city that offers numerous entertainment and cultural options as well as a rich variety of historic sites and is definitely worth exploring.

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