"Western beauty" Top 5 Page for this destination Prefecture of Achaia by AndyRG
Prefecture of Achaia Travel Guide: 257 reviews and 798 photos
The prefecture of Achaia lies in Pelopennese, at its northern and western part. It took its name by the Achaians who first came there about the 11th c. BC.
Patra, the capital of the prefecture and 3rd biggest greek city, is the natural gate of the country to the west (Italy), a major transportation centre. Patra is famous for its carnival too, the best of Greece.
On this page you can learn about my favorite church, Agios Andreas (Andrew), the cathedral of Patra. Saint Andreas the apostle was martyred in the city, he is the patron saint of it.
Achaia seems to have two... faces: many coastal villages with shady trees and picturesque beaches -a treat for the eye- but the heart of it are its mountains, the amazing green of the hillsides... Forests, a ski center (Helmos), historical monasteries -Agia Lavra, Mega Spileo- and towns as Kalavrita, caves etc. consist a really western beauty...
This wonderful cave is situated near Kastria village, not far away from Kalavrita. It is a rare creation of nature, its... more travel advice
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