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Castle of Patras

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Castle of Patras

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Panachaidos Panachaidos & Frouriou, Patras 26225 Greece
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In-depth cultural tour over Montenegro, Albania and Greece mainland.
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In-depth cultural tour over Montenegro, Albania and Greece mainland.

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. <br>During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.
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JWBond wrote a review Jul 2020
Kaufering, Germany242 contributions10 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Vadim wrote a review Jun 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,558 contributions2,028 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Arthur W wrote a review Dec 2019
Rochester, United Kingdom639 contributions115 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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lifeisustawalk wrote a review Dec 2019
patras,greece38 contributions18 helpful votes
it is an important historical monument but needs a guide to explain what you see...looks abandoned though
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alan G wrote a review Sep 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom1 contribution
To update the previous post, a good part of the castle is now (late September 2019) open although one tower is still closed for restoration. As other people have said entrance is free and the views are excellent. If you are thirsty after your walk we recommend StisYiayas (Grandmother’s Cafe) just down the hill from the entrance and slightly across. It’s the one with the bike rack outside.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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