This hammam (Turkish baths) is a privately run venture, but you can scrub up as the Turks did before you in AD 1500.
Church of Agios Andreas
Seating 5500 people, this church is one of the largest in the Balkans. It houses religious icons and paintings, plus St Andreas’ skull,...
Archaeological Museum of Patras
This space-age museum, with shiny metallic domes and contemporary buildings, is the country’s second-largest museum. Its collections –...
Dia Discount Supermarket
For self-caterers, Dia Discount Supermarket is ideally located for travellers planning to buy provisions and keep moving.
Lonely Planet review
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.