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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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Recent reviews for Patras

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I had a very nice ride from Nafplion to Argos. I passionately love motorbikes, so I actually rented one to discover the area wth it. I didn't regret. When you see the pure, real side of Greece and not the crowded touristy one, you just fall... Read more »

Climbing Mount Olymp with motorbike - Jun 29, 2009, by angel
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About the myth of Knossos - Feb 1, 2008, by stef
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