Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km west of Athens. The city is built at the foot of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.
A great time to visit is Spring when the world-famous carnival festivities include colourful non-stop fun, dancing, floats, masqueraders and the famous treasure hunt that was established in 1966. All year long, the municipality’s carnival crews and artists’ workshops brainstorm ideas, cutting and sewing costumes and putting together ingenious designs for floats. The result is a joy for young and old.
Patras has something for everyone - gastronomy, wine trails, superb architecture and many outdoor activities, including hore riding, outdoor trekking, sailing and kayaking.