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Not amazed by Patras, Greece

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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 16th of December, 2006
Its a big, ugly city, only mass tourism oriented, nothing special about it. When we asked a taxi driver for the next beach, he drove us to 'Rion Beach'. It was a street with only pubs and bars and only one camping place, which was very expensive and not really nice. If your are going there, you should know where you want to rest, maybe some cozy and not too expensive inn would be the best choice or a good camping, not like the one we have found. Still, I say youshould spend your time in Greece much better than coming to Patras.

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Holiday in Greece on 1994 - overview

1. Aug 3, 1994 Athens - first impression (Athens)  (* 7)
2. Aug 4, 1994 Short visit in Corinth (Corinth)  (* 10)
3. Aug 4, 1994 Break at Nafplion (Nafplion)
4. Aug 7, 1994 Daytrip to Argos (Argos)
5. Aug 8, 1994 Daytrip to the ancient Mykene (Mikinai)
6. Aug 9, 1994 Vacation in Nafplion (Nafplion)
7. Aug 10, 1994 Short visit in Tripolis (Tripolis)
8. Aug 12, 1994 Beach brake at Kaiafa (Kaiafa)  (* 1)
9. Aug 16, 1994 Not amazed by Patras (Patras)
10. Aug 19, 1994 What to see in Santorini (Thira)
11. Aug 20, 1994 Short visit to Crete (Heraklion)  (* 8)
12. Aug 23, 1994 The attractions of Matala (Matala)

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Chalkida cultural sites date back from the early centuries. These sites still stand up to this day and give locals and tourists a glimpse of the city’s past. Church of Aghia Paraskevi. Byzantine emperor Justinian ordered the building of this church during the 5th century. The builders used the ruins of an ancient temple of the Greek Goddess Artemis when they built this church. In the 14th century, when Chalkida was invaded by the Venetians, this church was reconstructed and had an addition of lions and other gothic motives. In 1883, the church was dedicated to the patron saint of Chalkida, Aghia Paraskevi.... Read more »


Recent reviews for Patras

Visiting Gythion - Jun 23, 2010, by Anonymous
I was very disappointed to see uncollected garbage piled on many of the city streets of this otherwise pretty city. It smells badly and is a health hazard. Friends who live there told me this has been going on for a long time. There seems... Read more »

About the myth of Knossos - Feb 1, 2008, by stef
The antique metropol Knossos, located 3 miles from the capital Hersonissos, was an ambigous experience for us. We enjoyed the famous king Minos' castle's ruins. On the other part we had a messy experience in a restaurant, where we eat. But... Read more »

Quick facts about Meteora, Greece - Apr 15, 2009, by cipristb
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Short visit in Corinth - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
Nice antique City. If you're interested in history you should go there and also visit the small museum, there are quite many rare and interesting findings. Also, don't forget to take as many pictures as possible both in the city and around... Read more »

Break at Nafplion - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
The City itself isn't really nice, a typical tourist town. It has got a fort from the 17th century that's nice to watch and take photos. If you want to relax at the beach you have got some nice beach sections here, with the amazing... Read more »


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