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  • No longer a peninsula, the Peloponnese has been a fully fledged island since the completion of the Corinth Canal, 82 feet wide and 3.7 miles in length, in 1893. Crossed by the Ionian Sea, the northern coast is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches and pine forests (Achaļa region) and pretty little villages that run along the coast to the Gulf of Corinth. It is a perfect destination for quiet holidays ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Greece

No longer a peninsula, the Peloponnese has been a fully fledged island since the completion of the Corinth Canal, 82 feet wide and 3.7 miles in length, in 1893. Crossed by the Ionian Sea, the northern coast is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches and pine forests (Achaļa region) and pretty little villages that run along the coast to the Gulf of Corinth. It is a perfect destination for quiet holidays on the seaside.

Patras: what to do?

Not far away: fabulous theatre of Epidaurus, Mystra, Olympia, Delphi and Nafplion.

The Corinth Canal has made Peloponnese a large island. The coasts here are still wild, especially in the west. The North of Peloponnese is a good starting point for excursions to the rest of the mainland.

  • The beaches
  • The proximity of small mountain villages in the centre and the archaeological sites
  • Very high temperatures in summer
  • The distances to cover on the roads are not very attractive

Patras: what to visit?

Monuments

Reminders

Know routes you are taking well before you leave, exits from the motorways can take you by surprise; they can be easily missed.

To avoid

Taxis are expensive given the distances that must be travelled in this part of the continent. Think about renting a car.

Patras: what to eat?

Try the Greek specialties such as moussaka, fried food, salads and fish. Wine is produced in the Peloponnese, the climate gives good conditions for good grape varieties.

Patras: what to buy?

In the towns, many small shops allow you to shop for some souvenirs to bring home.

Patras Reviewedhotels
  • 8.45 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Olympian Village
    Patras - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The dimensions of this hotel, owned by the chain, Aldemar, is ...

  • 7.55 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Florida Blue Bay
    Patras - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Florida Blue Bay is a small hotel where one can comfortably ...

  • 7.35 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Arkoudi
    Patras - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The Arkoudi hotel is a small unpretentious establishment that ...

  • 7.25 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Rodini Beach
    Patras - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    This tourist hotel is located between the sea and the mountains. ...

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