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Visit Patra in Peloponnese
The piceresque route of Odontotos train in the Vourakos gorge


Achaia  is a historical and administrative region located in the northern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. Its capital is Patras, the third-largest city in Greece. Achaia is known for its diverse landscapes, including fertile plains, mountains, and a coastline along the Gulf of Corinth and the Ionian Sea.

The region has a rich history, with archaeological sites such as Ancient Aigai and the medieval town of Kalavryta. Achaia is also famous for the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, an impressive cable-stayed bridge that spans the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the Peloponnese with mainland Greece.

Patras, the vibrant and bustling capital of Achaia, is a major port city and a hub of cultural and economic activity. The region is known for its carnival celebrations, with the Patras Carnival being one of the largest and most festive in Greece.

Achaia's combination of historical sites, natural beauty, and urban vibrancy makes it an attractive destination for travelers exploring the Peloponnese.

You can find more detailed information about the Arcadian destinations on our destinations page.

famous bridge of Rio - Antirio
Patra stairs
strout tasting at planiteros
Cave of Lakes at Kalavryta
visit planiteros at kalavryta
visit diakofto port

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