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Top Choice Museum in Patra

Archaeological Museum of Patras

This fabulous museum, the country’s second largest, should be shouting its existence from its space-age rooftop. Its exhibits comprise regional objects from prehistoric to Roman times arranged across three vast them…
Castle in Patra


Patra's castle 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 cen…
Greek in Patra


Inside the rough stone walls of this 80-year-old family restaurant (one of the oldest in Patra), you can expect classics such as briam (oven-baked vegetable casserole), dolmadhes and beef casserole in tentoura (Patr…
Wine Bar in Patra

Bodegas Wine Bar

Whether you're nursing a margarita or a glass of wine from over 300 Greek vintages, this stylish bar is a spot worth lingering. Salads come in an enormous bowl. It's a popular 'it' spot to be seen; expect to see lot…
International in Patra

Terra Bistro

The floors – modern, Spanish tiles – are not the only striking things here. This modern, minimalist spot has excellent pita breads with toppings (€7 to €10) plus a range of international dishes including salmon with…
Carnival in Patra

Patras Carnival

Patra’s citizens party hard during the annual Patras Carnival. The program features a host of minor events leading up to a wild weekend of costume parades, colourful floats and celebrations in late February or early…
Fusion in Patra


On a pedestrian street, this is one of many chi-chi bistros on the strip. It describes itself as modern Greek with an Italian influence, serving the likes of risotto with roasted pear and chicken with honey and sesa…
Church in Patra

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, along with part of the cross on which he was crucified.
Theatre in Patra

Apollon Theatre

Nineteenth-century theatre designed by Ernst Ziller.
Church in Patra

Agios Dionysios Church

This church is a notable landmark in Patra.