With mild weather all year, beautiful beaches and interesting attractions, it is easy to see why Patra is a great choice for your next holiday. A holiday rental home in Patra will provide you with all of the comforts of home whilst putting you close to all of the most popular attractions.
The year round warm weather and gorgeous, sandy beaches help to ensure that there is always plenty to do whilst on holiday to Patra. Swimming, snorkelling, sailing and fishing are a few options. There is a nearby diving centre that offers lessons suitable for all ages and skill levels. Even if you have never tried diving before, your holiday to Patra is a great time to give it a go. The dive centre also offers group excursions to some of the most popular dive sites in the area.
Those who visit Patra during the spring can participate in the Patras Carnival. This is one of the biggest carnivals in the country and spans several months. Events include balls, parades and special events for kids.
There are a number of interesting attractions that you can visit whilst on holiday to Patra. Mount Panachaikon is beautiful and provides amazing views and opportunities for photography. When visitors climb up the 193 stairs in the side of the mountain, they will reach a castle that was built in the 6th century. There are also other ancient structures in and near Patra such as Saint Andrew’s Cathedral which stands near the location where Andrew, and apostle, was executed.
Achaia Clauss is one of the most well-known and oldest wineries in the country. They produce many varieties, but are most well-known for their maurodaphne, which is sweet tasting, but is also quite strong.
While there is a bit of change in the temperatures based on the season, Patra is warm, even during the winter months. The average low temperature during the winter is between 6° and 7° C. The average high winter temperatures are between 14° and 15° C. It warms up a bit more during the spring with average low temperatures of between 10° and 13° C and highs of between 19° and 24° C. During the warmest summer months the average lows are between 17° and 19° C and the average highs between 30° and 31° C.There is very little rain during the summer months. The most rain falls during November and December with about 125mm each month.
The closest airport to Patra is right in town, but it is only serviced by chartered flights. The closest airport that includes commercial flights is Athens International Airport (ATH), which is 215 km away. There is a ferry with service to and from several points in Italy as well as a railway station located in Patra.