Settled thousands of years ago, Patras has grown over time to become the third largest city in Greece. A popular port for cruises between Greece and Italy, Patras has become a highly sought-after travel destination, with pleasant weather throughout the year and stunning scenery. Weather touring Greece on a driving holiday, or simply spending a few days visiting this wonderful city, your rental car will let you see it all at your own pace and not miss a thing! Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Patras is both easy and economical.
If you are arriving in by flight or cruise, you can collect your rental car upon arrival. Alternatively, you can drive to Patras from most parts of Greece, along with great roads that will take you through stunning landscapes. A great way to begin your visit to this city is by driving your hire car up to Acropolis, a large hill beside which the city was built. At the top of the hill, you will find the ruins of Kastro, a fortress dating back to the 6th century. Apart from the great history of this site, the views from the summit are excellent and a great way to get a feel for the area.
A short drive south-west from Acropolis with your rental car, you can visit the Roman Odeon, a massive amphitheatre which has been restored to pristine condition. Almost 2000 years old, the Odeon can sit 2,300 people and is still used for plays and performances to this day.
Head towards the water from here, and not far from the harbour you can visit another of the city's icons, Agios Andreas, also known as St Andrews Cathedral. The massive cathedral was built in the 1800s and houses the remains of St Andrew the Apostle, a very sacred place for Patras locals.
With stunning scenery throughout the area, a great day out can be had simply by cruising around in your hire car seeing the sights. Be sure to take a trip north from Patras, and drive across the Rio-Antirrio Bridge. With a span of 2,880 metres, the bridge is one of the longest in the world, and a unique experience to drive across. To see more of this lovely area, you can tour the coastline, or simply drive through the winding mountain roads and visit some of the many small towns and villages you will find on the way.
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