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Agios Andreas Church

Agios Andreas Church

Patra city is the capital of the prefecture with 153.400 inhabitants. It was formed by the union of three agrarian settlements in the Mycenaean years and took its name by Patreas, the leader of Achaean. Today is a commercial, touristic and of transport Peloponnese centre and at the same time the third city of Greece. It is severed to the Pano and Kato Poli, it has the right town planning with squares and beautiful gardens and it preserves the memories from the past.

Notable sights include:

The Rio-Antirio bridge www.gefyra.gr/ The Roman Odeon The Achaia Clauss wine factory St. Andrews Church : Inside this church, which was built in the 20th century, are preserved the remains of St. Andrew the Apostle. These are located in a small chapel to the back right of the church as you face the front. kastro kyllini fortress www.kastrokyllinis.com  It was established by the Prince Geoffrey I Villehardouin in 1220-1223 and it became the strongest fortress of the Frankish principate of Achaia Square Georgiou A': It is found to the heart of the city and it's got two wonderful fountains designed by Chiller and represent lions with wings. Around it there are shops, cafeterias, the Municipal Theatre and the mansion of Speech and Art.
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