Kastro

Kastro information

Location
Patra , Greece
Opening hours
8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun
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The kastro stands on the site of the acropolis of ancient Patrai. The Romans were the first to build a fort here around AD 550, but the present structure is of Frankish origin, remodelled many times over the centuries by the Byzantines, Venetians and Turks. It was in use as a defensive position until WWII. Set in an attractive pencil-pine park, it is reached by climbing the 190-plus steps at the southeastern end of Agiou Nikolaou. Great views of Zakynthos and Kefallonia are the reward.