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Patras

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

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.

To see

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.

To do

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

pros

  • +  The beaches
  • +  The proximity of small mountain villages in the centre and the archaeological sites

cons

  • -  Very high temperatures in summer
  • -  The distances to cover on the roads are not very attractive

To think about

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.

To try

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.

To bring back

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

Weather Patras

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Patras . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Patras so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Patras , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather April
Overall rating 59/100
  • Temperature indicators 64% Mild

    Maximim temperature between 20°C and 22°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 68% Light showers

    Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.

  • Sunbathing indicators 60% Good weather

    Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).

  • Swimming indicators 40% Refreshing

    Sea temperature between 20 °C and 22°C. Wind speed between 4 mph and 7 mph.

  • Wind indicators 70% Light wind

    Light winds (between 6mph and 12mph).

  • Humidity indicators 72% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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