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A big climb - but worth it

This has been severely damaged by earthquakes, and some has been 'refurbished'. Great views over... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
Athens, Greece
Breathtaking views

Not the best castle on the hill I've been to, but still quite impressive. Be sure to climb to the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Dimos K
Warrandyte, Australia
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All reviews free entry worth the climb nice view wander around breathtaking views worth a visit nice place walls city 3pm centuries history earthquake century patra port
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing pace, unfortunately, its very hard to visit since they have closed all the gates in order to protect the place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bunuel2016
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This has been severely damaged by earthquakes, and some has been 'refurbished'. Great views over the city, across the gluf and towards the sea. Worth a visit to sit and think about what it must have been like to be there when it was attacked....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Docksider55
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Not the best castle on the hill I've been to, but still quite impressive. Be sure to climb to the top mainly for the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dimos K
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Patras Fortress was built around the mid 6th century under Byzantine rule and has undergone many changes of rule over the centuries right up until its use by the Greek Army in the Second World War. It is in quite a remarkable state and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AngelaS1959
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Was a wonderful experience to see the original structure and how it was built. It is free entry which is good and can wonder the grounds freely. Could benefit from a guided tour explaining some of its rich history.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 53LJ71
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Entry is free to this attraction and if you are into old castles and history the it is worth the time. The free brochure provides a good thumb nail sketch of the castles history. A model depicting the various historical periods in the castles life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hans L
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It was a great view from the castle. The entrance was free. Worth visiting if you are in Patras. We went there with the car so, there was no place to park the car.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ieva R
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Interesting architecture and beautiful view:) Entrance is for free. You should take water to drink because it is really hot out there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andżelika B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

A very nice renovated Castle. They are still working on it so the entry is free at the moment. It has a very nice view and there are enough signs that tell you what happend on this site. Children loved to play at a square...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 542kevinmichaelv
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This castle is a good example of what happens in Patras, a high potential with the sea and the mountains but still to be developed. The castle is nice and it is worth a visit, preferably in the morning due to the heat in summer....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank R2876QKluisc
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September 30, 2018|
Response from 53LJ71 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is 8am - 2pm, it may be closed on a Monday though.