You will find Araxos Airport located approximately 40km south-west of the city of Patras. Book a rental car for a quick and comfortable journey here.
Patras is a bustling city which combines history, culture, and entertainment to create a destination bursting with wonderful sights to discover. Visit the Old City and the Medieval Castle which, built in the 6th Century and situated high above the town above the Roman Odeon, is a fascinating place of interest. Stroll the castle walls and climb the remaining towers for breathtaking views of the city.
The Spinney, the so-called veranda of Patras, is a picturesque pine covered hill and the perfect place to escape the midday heat. Wander along the marked paths and enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath the shade of the tall trees.
Araxos Day Trips
Take a drive to the stunning Kalogria Beach to bask in the sunshine and paddle in the crystal waters.
The beach at Psathopyrgos just a few miles east of Patras is also well-known for its idyllic setting and clear waters. The traditional village boasts a collection of tavernas all serving delicious fresh fish dishes. Why not stay for dinner and sample the local fare?
Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games is just an hour’s drive from Patras. Sporting enthusiasts and budding historians alike will delight in a visit to this iconic tourist attraction. Wander through the ruins of the athletes training grounds and run in the ancient stadium just as the ancient Olympians once did. Be sure to drop by the museum for more in depth look at how the Olympians lived and their legacy.
Located just a short drive from Patras, Strofylia Forest is amass with pine trees. The array of flora and fauna that you will find here varies from turtles to kingfishers. Kotychi Lagoon which neighbours the forest is a fantastic spot for bird watching too.