10 Things to Do in Achaea Region That You Shouldn't Miss

October 10, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Achaea Region, Greece including Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta, Agios Andreas Church, Mega Spileo Monastery, Kastria Cave of the Lakes, Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Lake Tsivlou, Oianthi Cruises, Cape Drepano Kite Center, Nafpaktos Old Port, Akoli Beach.
Restaurants in Achaea Region

1. Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta

1-5 Sigrou | Achaia, Kalavrita 250 01, Greece +30 2692 023646
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5 based on 339 reviews

Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta

Reviewed By Dimitris L - Sydney, Australia

This is an excellent Museum, and possibly the only one of its kind in Greece. It commemorates the murder, by the Nazi Germans, of hundreds of men and boys over the age of 13, on 13 December, 1943. It is in the centre of the city, in a building that at one stage was used as a school and also a Library. There are many exhibits detailing the history of Kalavrita and of the main event which the museum commemorates in some detail. There are several excellent audiovisual displays which should be watched in order to appreciate the events. You cannot be bored here. You will shed some tears and stop and think about the futility of war and the human sacrifice. There are some statues outside, full of emotion, which will break your heart. It is worth noting that there is also a notice on the front entrance of the local Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The notice reads that the Cathedral was set on fire by the Ottomans in 1826 (during the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans), and again on 13 December, 1943, by the Nazi Germans. Do not miss it. The entry fee is only three euros.

2. Agios Andreas Church

Patra, Patras 262 22, Greece 2610-330
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4.5 based on 356 reviews

Agios Andreas Church

Reviewed By John V - Chios, Greece

Agios Andreas is Patras city landmark. Worths a visit. Suggested for an evening walk. Definitely recommended.

3. Mega Spileo Monastery

Kato Zachlorou, Kalavrita, Greece +30 2692 022401
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Mega Spileo Monastery

Reviewed By dm1076 - Athens, Greece

We visited, as part of a daily organized excursion in nearby Kalavryta. It is an experience of a lifetime! Its location, as well as its history, is impressive; it certainly enhanced our religious feelings! When we went down the cave to visit, we were left just speechless!!!!

4. Kastria Cave of the Lakes

Kastria, Greece +30 2692 031001
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4 based on 158 reviews

Kastria Cave of the Lakes

Reviewed By IsYnysmon - Wales

Fabulous stalactite formations like nothing I've ever seen before. Yes it's expensive but in my opinion worth it. Our young guide Chris was very well informed and spoke excellent English. Was a little sceptical about visiting after Reading some negative reviews but so glad we did.

5. Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)

Antirrio, Greece +30 2634 039010
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4.5 based on 287 reviews

Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)

Reviewed By Dimitris L - Sydney, Australia

This bridge is a marvel of modern engineering at its very best. It connects Mainland Greece with the Peloponnese region which is in effect an island, as its only "connection" by land to the Mainland was cut and became, in the late 19th century, the Corinth Canal. The bridge is 3 kms long and joins the town of Rio, on the Peloponnese, with the town of Antirio on the side opposite, on the Mainland. The amazing thing is that the area on which the bridge stands, is of very high seismic activity, and very frequent earthquakes take place there. This was just one of the many challenges that the builders faced and obviously solved. Also the ground where the bridge stands is really unstable and the engineers had to find some ingenious ways to stabilise the bridge. Special cables are used to suspend the bridge, making it the longest in the world of its type. The pylons that hold the bridge stand on reinforced concrete bases , which in turn stand on a gravel layer on the sea floor. There are many other amazing facts about this wondrous bridge. So it is not just 'another bridge'. We have crossed this bridge on a number of occasions, during our visit to Greece and have been absolutely amazed by this engineering wonder. The views as you approach the bridge are absolutely stunning, as they are while crossing it. It is quite an experience, especially when you know the story behind its building, which (story) by the way began about one hundred years ago, and only materialised in recent times, on time, in fact, for the Athens Olympics in 2004.

6. Lake Tsivlou

Tsivlos 250 06, Greece
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Lake Tsivlou

Reviewed By Sevasti - Chania Town, Greece

A small lake surrounded by lavish vegetation and completely unspoilt! Worth a visit if want tospend some relaxing moments close to the crystal clear waters overlooking the Mountains wirh the snow in the background. A small tacern on the main path leading to the lake is really good and in a serene environment. Definitely worth a visit!!

7. Oianthi Cruises

Loggou Beach, Aigio 25100, Greece
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5 based on 27 reviews

Oianthi Cruises

“Oianthi” boat, with over than 30 years of experience, runs daily cruises to two beautiful Islands of the Corinthian Gulf: Trizonia and Ai-Giannis. After its complete renovation, we continue to sail you away this summer, offering you the opportunity to escape from everyday life! Join us in order to live amazing new experiences, discover unique destinations and share beautiful images and emotions!

Reviewed By hcoumoussis - Athens, Greece

Your day cruise starts on the boat "Oianthi" from Selianitika (about a 10 min drive from Aigio towards Patra) early morning heading for Trizonia Island, which is in the Corinth-Patras Canal near the Greek Mainland (half way between Nafpaktos and Eratiini) with Captain Alex, who is friendly and a professional at looking after his guests. Once you have sailed to the other side, Capt. Alex takes you to different little spots where you can swim, do a little snorkeling or just lay on the beach. If you are lucky you may see a dolpin or a sea turtle. When we went Capt. Alex prepared a nice lunch for our group with Greek mezes and ouzo. What a typical Greek summer's day - sea, sun and ouzo!!! The cruise then takes you to Trizonia where you stay for a while and can do whatever you fancy, before returning to base, first stopping at a nice beach where you will be served coffee and sweets and the chance to see a beautiful Greek sunset. The cruise is reasonably priced and worth every penny. All you need is smooth sailing. No need for any detailed planning. All you do is make your booking and you are off.

8. Cape Drepano Kite Center

Drepano, Patras 26504, Greece
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5 based on 14 reviews

Cape Drepano Kite Center

Cape Drepano kitecenter has been a trademark for kitesurfing in Greece for more than a decade. What drive us is our passion and our joy for kitesurfing, and that made this kiteschool what it is today and stands out as one of the best kiteschools in Greece. We have organised the biggest events,annual kitesurfing festivals and contests every year. On our website you can find all the precious information you need to know about the exciting sport of kitesurfing. Our headquarters are located in Cape Drepano. Just a few steps from paradise. As the only organised surf shop in our area we offer SUP and kitesurfing gear for rental for all possible disciplines. You may want to try some Freestyle tricks or choose to ride some waves. We can help! Or a long downwinder with a safety boat next you? We can do that! We adapt to your needs, just let us know if you have a special inqury. We also offer advanced hydrofoil lessons.

Reviewed By thomj59 - Bailleul, France

the spot is excellent for any level. Waves or flat depending on which side of the spot you go. Very friendly team, and excellent teachers. Top equipement, top teachers, top spot!! What else could we need!!!
It was my second training and from far the better. Thank you to all the team for their excellent advice and welcome.

9. Nafpaktos Old Port

Naupactus 30300, Greece +30 694 834 5815
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Nafpaktos Old Port

Reviewed By Basilis K

The old port is a thing of true beauty. Just the looks of it can travel you centuries back to medival times.Nice cafez all around and even better restaurants. Misses perfection however when it is SO overcrowded. People and cars and streets and pavements become one during some nights lowering and diminishing the very essence of the castle- port.

10. Akoli Beach

Rododafni 251 00, Greece
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Akoli Beach

Reviewed By Vixter200 - Highlands Ranch, CO

The water is beautiful and there are plenty of tavernas and cafes in the area. My grandma lived here so I have been coming here for decades and am always amazed at it's beauty.

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