Patras is the largest city in the Peloponnese and the third in Greece. It has one of the largest ports in the country, communicating with Italy and by extension to the European West.
The port of Patras connects the city with the islands of the Ionian Sea and other ports, while the Patras marina can accommodate sailboats and private boats.
Patras Airport, Araxos National Airport, connects it with Athens and other airports in Greece and abroad, while Patras Railway Station provides rail links to Peloponnese cities as the old St. Andrews Railway Station operates as a Suburban Station city railways.
Public transport of Patras is served by the KTEL Bus Station. Patras that connects the city center with other cities in Greece, with Rio and Rio port.
During your stay in Patras, a rental car from Imperial Car Rental will help you immensely on your journeys.
Patras owes its name to Patra, her Achaean settler from Sparta, which united the seven prehistoric settlements of the area, creating a large city named Patra.
He participates in the Peloponnesian wars, contributes to the formation of the Achaean Confederacy, the well-known Achaean Common, based on institutions of equality and democracy, submits to Rome and flourishes during the Roman period, becoming a cosmopolitan center of the Mediterranean.
During Byzantine times, it gradually begins to decline. In the city, silk and trade are developing until it falls into the hands of the Frankish crusaders. It is liberated by Constantine Palaiologos, conquered by the Ottomans, occupied by the Venetians, destroyed by the Turk-Albanians and liberated in 1828, while lived in the barbaric German occupation of 1941-1944.
With the rental car of Imperial Car Rental, tour the center of Patras and visit its many sights.
Today, Patras is a developed metropolis with beautiful neoclassical buildings and squares, consisting of the Upper Town and the Lower Town, famous for its Carnival and the International Festival. The trademark of Patras is the imposing Church of St. Andrew, which is the largest church in Greece and one of the largest in the Balkans, with the source of the goddess Demeter in the same place as the oracle.
Visit the Mycenaean Tombs of Vounteni, the Ancient Odeon, the Roman Amphitheater, the Aqueduct and Nymphaio, the Pausani Bridge, the Castle, the Venetian Baths, the Apollon Theater, the Barry Warehouses, the Municipal Slaughterhouses, the Achaia Winery Claus, the Lighthouse of Patras.
Car rental Imperial Car Rental will be equally useful for off-town tours.
Visit the important wetland of Agia as well as Kalavryta, an ideal destination for a winter holiday with a well-organized ski resort. See the cave of the lakes, a rare creation of nature, the plantain tree in Planitero, but also the Monastery of Agia Lavra and the Great Cave.
A visit to Patras Casino in Rio is worthwhile, and you will be impressed by the Rio-Antirion Bridge, the world's longest cabled bridge.
Aegio offers remarkable entertainment and relaxation options, with its rolling forests and its crystal clear beaches, such as Aliki and Dipeliotika.
With Imperial Car Rental you can explore Kato Achaia and Western Achaia, a place ideal for nature activities, endowed with mountains, gorges, rivers, lakes and beaches.
In beautiful and quiet Akrata you will find wonderful beaches with crystal clear waters, while near Patras you will swim in golden beaches such as Kalogria, Lakopetra, Tigania, Psathopirgos, Rodini, Arachovitika.
Your visit to Patras will fill you with beautiful memories, exploring it with the comfort of the Imperial Car Rental car rental service.