Patras Castle

Patras Castle, a large Byzantine fortification from the second half of the 6th century A.D., is built on a low hill, just above the flat country that sits in the core of the modern city just 500 meters from the sea. It belongs in the so-called Kefalokastra of Peloponnese.

Its walls enclose an area of 22 725 sq.m. and consists of a triangular outer perimeter, reinforced with towers and bastions, which originally were protected by a deep fosse and an inner precinct, rising in the NE side that is also surrounded by a fosse.
The building phases that are distinguished today in the castle are a testimony of the work done by each of its conquerors in order to repair and adapt to the developments in the military technology.

In a special recess in the masonry, isfitted a torso and a head statue of a man of the Roman era. This deformed statue took on mythical dimensions in the eyes of the residents of Patras. It became the city’s ghost, “Patrinela”.

Asthetraditionsays, itwasawomandisguisedintoamaninthe yearsthat Greece was under the Turkish rule, and that she guarded the city from epidemics and cried at nights when a well-known person died.

Access: Climb the stairs of St. Nicholas and in a few meters straight ahead you will find it on your left , our hotel is just 1.2 km away . You will find it open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 08.00 to 15.00 . (Free entrance) Telephone number : 2610 623390

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