The Achaia Prefecture in the Peloponnese area of the country of Greece is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations for visitors. An Achaia holiday will give visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings, soak up Greek tradition & culture and indulge in exploring a variety of ancient and important areas. An Achaia holiday rental villa is also the perfect base for venturing out to enjoy a day trip in the prefecture, or to get stuck in to some great outdoor pursuits. An Achaia holiday is guaranteed to leave you relaxed, de-stressed and ready to face the everyday world again!
Visitors on an Achaia holiday can enjoy a multitude of activities, both on the coastline of the prefecture and further inland. The area has many beautiful beaches and crystal clear water making it perfect for those who love watersports such as diving, wind surfing, sailing, fishing, water skiing and jet skiing. Other activities widely available on an Achaia holiday are cycling, walking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and horse riding. With a varied landscape including mountain ranges and flat plains, an Achaia holiday is perfect for those who love bird watching, photography and painting too.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Achaia holiday rental villa then you will find many great cities, towns and villages worth visiting in the area. This includes the large town of Patras. The town is an important centre for winemaking for the Achaia Prefecture as well as several ancient ruins, monuments and museums. Worth a visit in Patras are the Patras Archaeological Museum and the Patras Fortress, a Medieval castle that sits above the ruins of an ancient acropolis. The fortress dates back to the middle of the 6th century and now has a theatre which is used for summer events.
Travellers who are considering booking an Achaia holiday rental villa will be delighted to hear that they can expect to enjoy very warm summers and coolish winters. Generally the warmest months of the year to have an Achaia holiday are June, July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 31°C. The coolest months of the year tend to be January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 9°C. The area experiences an annual rainfall amount of 26 inches.
Travellers on an Achaia holiday will most likely land at Athens Airport (ATH) which is approximately 3 hour's journey away from the prefecture. Airlines that have cheap, regular flights include KLM, British Airways, easyJet and Aegean Airways. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Heathrow (LHR).