"A Fleeting Glimpse" Patras by johngayton
Patras Travel Guide: 177 reviews and 632 photos
Looking at other members pages it seems that my quick visit here to Patras has done the city a major disservice and that perhaps a few days should have been spent here. Never mind there is always next time :)
Arriving by ferry in the early afternoon my first impression was of heat, of bustle and chaos. Particularly noticable was the complete abscence of border control - no customs, no passport checks, despite the fact that I had arrived from Italy (which I think is a different country!), straight off the ferry and through the gates into the city. Then thinking about it: isn't this what the EU is supposed to be all about - freedom to travel within its borders?
With about an hour until my train into Athens there was only one thing to do, sit outside the cafe next to the station and have a beer!
- Pros:The Gateway to the Mainland
- In a nutshell:Definitely worth a proper visit.
This is really a getting "from" tip as what I was doing was getting the train to Athens. Outside the dock there is a... more travel advice
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