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Achaea (Greek: Αχαΐα - Achaïa), is a region in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese.



  • 1 Patras — Capital of the region and the third largest city in Greece. Pretty nondescript city. Main point of arrival for ferries from Italy and Ionian islands.
  • 2 Akrata Akrata on Wikipedia — A town and former municipality in Achaea.
  • 3 Diakofto Diakopto on Wikipedia — The coastal town is the starting point of a rack railway, ending up at Kalavryta through the gorge of Vouraikos and the village of 4 Zachlorou Zachlorou on Wikipedia. The uphill journey takes around 1 hour.
  • 5 Kalavryta Kalavryta on Wikipedia — A historic town built on the slopes of Mt. Helmos

Other destinations[edit]

Theatre in Aigeira
  • 1 Ancient Aigeira — A very interesting but less known to tourists archaeological site set atop a mountain overlooking the Corinthian Gulf and including a well preserved ancient theater, described in detail by geographer Pausanias.
  • 2 Kalogria Beach — A famous beach beside Patras Araxos Airport.
  • 3 Loggos — A village very close to Aigio.


Get in[edit]

With the exception of the rail line Diakofto to Kalavrita, all public transportation is by local buses or by taxis.

Patras Araxos Airport (GPA IATA)

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