The region of Achaia is located in Peloponnese and was the first region in Greece to embrace Christianity. Patras, the capital of the region is Greece’s most important sea link with the rest of Europe with ferries sailing to Brindisi, Bari, Ancona, Venice and Trieste in Italy. It has old a new town. Start your exploration around the city from Aghiou Nikolaou(Ayiou Nikoláou), the most famous pedestrian street. There, 192 steps will to lead you to the Old City. A romantic stroll around its cobbled streets will reveal colourful neoclassic mansions, reminders of the city’s glorious past. Visit the city’s Medieval Castle, built in the second half of the 6th century A.D. A symbol of the city is the Lighthouse.
If you decide to make trip around the region, you will discover a lovely scenery. Leaving Corinth, you take the coast road all the way to Patras. It’s more scenic than the National Road, since it’s right on the water’s edge. You pass through many picturesque tradtional villages – Platanos, Trapeza, verdant hamlets, and Diakofto.
Longos, with its pebbly beach, Lambiri, with its lovely shore,Psathopirgos, a pretty hamlet.