Patras, known for its famous carnival, is the largest city in the Peloponnese and the third in Greece. The bustling harbor of Patras is one of the largest in the country and is a passage for Italy, while in the state-of-the-art Patras marina sailboats and big boats. Araxos National Airport is the airport that connects it by air with cities in Greece and abroad, Patras Rail Station provides rail links to the cities of the Peloponnese, the old St. Andrew Railway Station operates as a suburban railway station of the city and the Bus Station KTEL Patras serves the public road transport of the city to other destinations in Greece.
A rental car from Imperial Car Rental is the necessary means of transport for your comfortable tours in Patras. The name of Patras comes from Patra, her Achaean settler from Sparta, which united the seven prehistoric settlements of the area, creating a large city named Patra. Patras participated in the Peloponnesian wars, contributed to the formation of the Achaean Confederacy, known as the Achaean Common, based on institutions of equality and democracy, succumbed to the Romans and flourished during the Roman period, becoming a cosmopolitan center of the Mediterranean. The Byzantine period was a period of gradual decline for the city.
The silversmith and the trade have boosted its growth that stopped when it was captured by the Franks. It was liberated by Constantine Palaiologos, conquered by the Ottomans, captured by the Venetians, destroyed by the Turk-Albanians, liberated in 1821, experienced the bloody German occupation of 1941-1944 and began to develop again after the liberation.Rentals Imperial Car Rental make your explorations in the center of Patras and out of town a pleasant process.
Today's big city, famous for the International Festival and the Patriot Carnival, is divided into two main areas, the Upper Town and the Lower City.
Beautiful Neoclassical buildings decorate its streets and squares, while the trademark of Patras is the imposing church of St. Andrew, the largest church in Greece and one of the largest in the Balkans, built on the ancient temple of Demeter, with its therapeutic source a goddess next to it, which also functioned as an oracle and which is now used as a holy water. Visit the Castle of Justinian, built in the place of the ancient Acropolis, the Ancient Odeum, the Roman Amphitheater, the Aqueduct and the Nymphaeum, the Pausanias Bridge, the Venetian Baths, the Apollon Theater, the Barry Warehouses, the Municipal Slaughterhouses , the Achaia Claus Winery, the Lighthouse of Patras.
Just outside of the city, visit the Mycenaean settlement and the Mycenaean Cemetery in Vounteni, with its 75 vaulted tombs where great gifts have been found at the Archaeological Museum of Patras. The out-of-town points of interest will be easily reached by car hire Imperial Car Rental Patras. Swim in golden beaches next to Patras, such as Kalogria, Lakopetra, Tigania, Psathopirgos, Rodini, Arachovitika. Visit Kato Achaia and explore West Achaia, with its mountains, gorges, rivers, lakes and beaches.
Interesting is a walk at Patras Casino in Rio, while you will be impressed by Rio-Antirrio Bridge, next to Rio Port, the world's longest cabled bridge. Aegio will fascinate you with the wooded mountains and crystal clear beaches such as Aliki and Dipeliotika, while Akrata has wonderful beaches with crystal blue waters. With Imperial Car Rental's rental car, visit the wetland of Agia and Kalavrita with its excellent ski center, see the beautiful cave of the lakes, Planetrous Planetro, Agia Lavra Monastery and the Big Cave and get some of your finest travel experience, with the comfort of the car rental service of Imperial Car Rental in Patras.