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”.
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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