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Travel Blogs from Patras
Day 9 After 16 hours on the ferry we arrive in Greece. Nicholas' first comment: " Oh, I thought Greece is all temples, columns and ruins..." Well, we leave the ferry in Patra, Greece's second largest city... Instead of taking busses and metro to Athens straight away, we decided for another "no commitments " day to give the kids (and us!!!) some …
We met some fun Aussie girls and an annoying fellow from California who we got to spend nearly 20 hours with on our 30 hour journey to Rome. Patras was way nicer than Athens though, it had forests of lime and Orange trees, Athens had alot too but in the middle of the filth.
Our mini cruise was comfy but no beds we had to lay across chairs to sleep. But at least we got to watch Pitch Perfect!
Our Marina friends, Debbie and Jeremy, were going to Patras to buy a new (second hand) motorbike as they wanted a more powerful bike.
Martin fancied a good bike ride, so went with them. The two bikes set off by 10am and the three of them enjoyed a fun and longish ride, stopping en route for coffee breaks, and then a lunch break too.
About 4hrs later they arrived ...
... the States. I get to Patras, hop off the bus with bags intact, and wander around for half an hour waiting on the bus to take me to the right port. There they send me away for 10 minutes instead of letting me get my tickets. I explore the building and learn that the cafe sells sandwiches and pies but nothing gluten free. I curse Greek food and go back to get my ticket. There's a tour guide getting tickets for 30 people. I stare at the 'superfast' sign for the ...
... with family & friends. I joined Kathy and nine of her girlfriends for an evening out for a birthday celebration. Kathy's sister-in-law Kseni gave me a cooking lesson on how to make a traditional Greek dessert. Kathy and I went to the Patras museum - very interesting to see all the local Greek history and artifacts. She also took us for a walk to take part in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAstir Hotel Patras
If you do need to stay in Patras before heading off to Italy or Athens, this hotel is next to the bus terminal, but more importantly, has a roof top pool to relax and give the kids that "holiday feeling".
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.