Car hire in Patra
Patra is the entrance to Greece for those who are coming through Italy. Patra is only 40 mins from Diakofto. Besides the harbour there are also a few sights worth seeing inPatra.
West of the Acropolis, in the Ano Poli (upper city) is Patra's Roman Odeum, that was built at an earlier date than the Athens Odeum (Herodion 160 AD).
The Odeum consists of all main parts of a theatre, concave, orchestra, front-stage, stage and back-stage whilst the 23 rows of seats, can accommodate 2.300 spectators.
Since the establishment of the Patra International Festival, the Ancient Odeum constitutes its main stage, hosting top Greek and foreign artistic ensembles, during the summer months.
The church of Saint Andreas was built in Byzantine style was founded in 1908 by George the 1st and was inaugurated in 1974 by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Patra, Nikodimos.
It is the largest and most artistically significant church in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. Its construction was supervised by architect Anastasios Metaxas and following his death in 1937, by architect Georgios Nomikos.
The central cupola is 46 metres tall and is the base for a 5-metre gold-plated cross and twelve smaller ones, symbolizing Christ and his twelve disciples. At least 5,000 can attend sermon within the church.
On a green hill, eight kilometres South - East of downtown Patra, are the facilities of the ACHAIA CLAUSS winery which stands out as one of the area's most significant tourist sights.
It was founded by Bavarian Gustav Clauss, who came to Patra in 1854, to work for a German raisin exporter. During one of his outings he became acquainted with the area and was enchanted by its natural beauty. He bought a small vineyard so he could produce his own wine, and ended up building the Castle - Winery which stands intact until today. In 1861 he founded the company ACHAIA CLAUSS and the high-quality wines, amongst which is the Patra Mavrodafni, conquered the Greek and the international markets.
The stone buildings, the huge oak barrels, containing century-old mavrodafni, the traditional wine cellar for welcoming visitors and the unique scenery with the magnificent view, attract around 200.000 visitors on an annual basis.
Ypsila Alonia Square was considered to be the best square in the city.In was on an elevated plateau. There, were located the raisin plateaus, on a higher ground compared to the raisin plantations. The area from Ypsila Alonia to the church of Agia Aikaterini was called "Elliniko" due to the number of archaeological findings.
The new archaeological museum of Patras is the latest added attraction to see
Car Hire at Sixt Patra
Sixt Patra has a fleet of high class cars (mini, economy, comfort, fullsize, standard) and Mini Vans all available to rent on either short or long term rentals. Whether you require a small car for a day or a large Mini Van for a month we have the fleet and service to cater for your needs.
Our car fleet consists of the top brands including Mercedes, Ford, VW and Audi. Economy cars are typically Peugeot 107, Peugeot 207 and VW Polo and Compact vehicles are usually Peugeot 308.
Mini Vans available to rent in Patra include Nissan Primastar, Peugeot expert and Ford Tran. We also have a variety of specialist luxury vehicles.
Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you and help to get you on your way!