The Perfecture Achaia has many attractions to show and hosts numerous challenges for the demanding guests. The prefecture offers a range of emotions and opportunities for recreation, entertainment, leisure, rest and sight-seeing .Whoever has the opportunity to visit Achaia is certain to love the place and become a good friend who will visit it often... City of Patras (capital) emerged from the ancient city of legendary Patreas, is the port that connects Greece to Western Europe and it is characterised by its impressive architecture and street layout. The rich historical and cultural heritage of Patras, along with the lively pace of modern life, gives it a unique character. The Carnival every spring, the International Festival every summer, and the Municipal Theatre with its’ active presence, are a few remarkable examples of the artistic traditions of the city of Patras. The prefecture of Achaia is the west gateway to Europe, offering easy access to some of the most important archaeological sites in the country: Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus Temple of Apollo, Mycenae, Athens. The travel time from Patras to the aforementioned archeological sites, varies from one to two and a half hours, via the national highway road, which allows return within the same day.
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Intense ski activity on Mt. Helmós
On Mt. Helmós, at an altitude of 2,340m, we find the most important ski resort in Peloponnese
The history of monastery is directly related to the beginning of the Revolution of 1821
At an idyllic location at the foothills of mount Velia, a little higher from Kalavryta, is the famous monastery of Agia Lavra
Mt. Chelmos – Vouraikos National Park – A glance at the Earth’s past
Mt. Chelmos– Vouraikos Geopark, is a place of arcane charm, with countless sights to be seen.
Zachlorou is a village and a community in eastern Achaea, Greece.
Zachlorou is located just 5 km far from the town of Kalavryta and 15 km far from the ski center of Kalavryta and makes a good alternative base for visiting the surrounding area.