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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
Free to enter, which as just as well as there is not a lot to see. The walls enclose quite a large area, but it is difficult to get a panoramic view of the size from outside. And internally the main structure, under renovation, is closed. So really seeing that large structure, the grounds and internal walls and decent views of the town and sea from various viewpoints is all it provides.
Written July 4, 2022
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JWBond
Kaufering, Germany263 contributions
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We visited the castle as we spent some time in Patras.

It is accessible by foot but you have to take several steps if you want to see everything.
This means that the view from the top is amazing but takes some breath. 💪

You can see the whole city and country from the top by an amazing view 😍

So worth seeing it if you are around but not worth a separate drive.
Written July 17, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,933 contributions
It is worth climbing here for the amazing views of Patras and the Gulf of Corinth. They are great in good weather. The fortress itself, built by the Emperor Justinian, is of historical interest, but is not something outstanding. Although it passed from one conqueror to another dozens of times, it was only stormed a few times. The landscape didn't allow it. Admission is free.
Written June 21, 2020
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VTJedi
Virginia2,938 contributions
We were driving from Delphi to Olympia and stopped in Patras for coffee and were looking to stretch our legs. We walked over to the Castle of Patras from the nearby coffee island (easy access getting on/off highway and street parking was plentiful).

The castle was lovely to walk around and explore and as others have mentioned you have wonderful views all around. The castle and surrounding gardens are worth a stop.
Written July 17, 2022
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Ian P
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
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It's a bit of a climb up the stairs from the old town but this castle and the views are well worth it and should not be missed if you are in Patras. Make sure you see the Roman Odeon while you are up there. It's only two blocks away. Note: both are free but close at 3pm.
Written October 17, 2017
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Arthur W
Rochester, UK636 contributions
The views of the town and port from the battlements are spectacular but only after having climbed a huge set of stone steps up from the town.
The information boards tell us that this castle was built in the second half of the sixth century on top of the foundations of a Roman Coliseum.
Almost all of the site is open for viewing but take care most surfaces above ground level i.e. towers, battlements etc. are extremely uneven. My thoughts are stout walking shoes or similar would be advisable.
Written December 3, 2019
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Cherikita
Sydney, Australia81 contributions
Couples
We went there at 6 pm on a Wednesday based on other reviews that said it was great to see at sunset. I looked on line for the hours and could not find any information on opening times. The castle was closed. It is only open from 8am-3pm and closed Mondays. So disappointed we didn't get to see the castle as we were leaving the next day.
Written July 20, 2017
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,523 contributions
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Small castle ruins but you can imagine what it once represented, a charming piece of history in Patras.
Every time we see a castle sign we go to visit and see what remains.

Nice spot for a picnic.
Written September 7, 2016
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lifeisustawalk
patras,greece38 contributions
it is an important historical monument but needs a guide to explain what you see...looks abandoned though
Written December 3, 2019
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Jev
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Good place to visit.
Can make plenty of nice panoramic pictures.
Entrance is free
Not working at Tuesdays
Written July 8, 2019
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