Patra is the third-largest town in Greece and has a busy port that serves ferries to the Ionian islands and Italy. Although the history of this town dates from ancient times, few ancient remains survive today, except for the Roman Oden.
Most sights date from modern times, including elegant mansions in the city center. In the surrounding region, there are relaxing beach places for summer vacations, such as Rio, Psathopyrgos, and Vrahneika. Patra is a town with a rich history and has many monuments, such as the Medieval Castle, the Roman Odeon and the large church of Saint Andrew. It is also famous for its vivid nightlife, restaurants and seaside cafeterias.