Patras…. a historical city with a rich past, home to many prime-ministers (St.Gonatas, D.Gounaris, G.Papandreou, A.Michalakopoulos, P.Kanellopoulos, K.Stefanopoulos) and birthplace of Kostis Palamas and many other spiritual and art figures.
Founded by the Achaeans of Sparta when they were expelled by the Dorians, who with Prefgenis and his son Patreas as their leaders, came by the ending of the Myceanean era.
Until then the whole Achaia was called
The Ionias initially resorted to
The city attracted many conquerors, Romans, Gauls, Franks, Venetians and Turks, who conquered it consecutively, because of its port. After its liberation Patra rapidly developed due to the trade conducted in the port.
Beautiful neoclassical buildings adorn the city, all roads of which lead to the sea. The industry gradually grows while the intellectual and artistic life is intense.
Today, with at least 213,000 inhabitants is the third largest city in
It has proper town planning, many neoclassical buildings, dozens of impressive monuments, houses with arches forming arcades in the pavements that all adorn the town and give its particular style and color. A city with its gaze turned to the west, where when the sun sets, offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in
Patras is a city that is constantly evolving, favoured by a temperate-mild climate, fertile land and dotted with monuments of great cultural value, attracts Greek and foreign visitors throughout the year, causing the visitors to discover it...