Patras bucket list

Patras bridge view from above, GreecePatras bridge view from above, Greece. Image credit: Shutterstock

Patras bucket list for tourist

Patras, one of the biggest cities in Greece, is a great tourist destination, attracting visitors with carnivals, unique architectural masterpieces, and a one-of-a-kind experience for history lovers. Choose Patras as your next travel destination in Europe to enjoy the beautiful beach promenade and more. 

P.S. Plan your trip to Patras in Carnival season starting from January 17th.

Things not to miss in Patras

  • Climb up the stairs of the Roman Odeon in the upper hilltop town dating back to the 1st century AD. 
  • Visit the castle of Patras with the ruins of the ancient acropolis and admire the view of the town.
  • Explore the unique and priceless findings in the Archaeological Museum of Patras.
  • Enjoy the sea tranquility and the stunning city landscape from the top of Faros Patras (Patras Lighthouse).
  • Relax in the traditional Turkish Hammam after a long walk about the city.
  • Take a hiking tour to the Spinney of Patras, a pine-covered hill where you can enjoy a great panorama of the whole town, the port, and the sea. 
Patras bucket list -panorama of Patras city, Greece
Patras bucket list -panorama of Patras city, Greece. Image credit: Shutterstock

Eat like a local in Patras

  • Try the vegan and meat delicacies, Greek craft beer, and wines in Salumeria Restaurant.
  • Try signature cocktails at Abbey kitchen bar, a great place to end your day.
  • Experience special and fun tastes of traditional Greek cuisine in Cuccuvaia.
  • Enjoy the stunning indoor garden and local delicacies in a popular Banana Moon (Prego).
  • Find some fine dolmadhes and bees casserole in Labyrinthos restaurant, an 85-year old building with rough stone walls.

Where to stay in Patras

  • If you are looking for a 5-star luxury hotel to stay in Patras, choose The Bold Type Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels with a rich interior and unique atmosphere.
  • Get a bit less luxurious but no less comfortable stay in My Way Hotel & Events, a 4-star hotel in the center of Patras.
  • Choose Moxy Patra Marina 3-star hotel as a budget-friendly accommodation option for Patras vacation. 
  • Illias rooms offer private apartments with accommodation to make you feel comfortable and pay less. 
  • Take a one-day tour to Longos Selianitika beach and stay in Harmony Hotel Apartments.

Patras hotels map with prices


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