A place of great natural beauty, Achaia will tempt you with its variety
of mountain and coastal landscapes because it offers endless possibilities for
exploration and outdoor activities. To have a swim and relax we recommend the
beaches of Monodendri and
Vrachnaika that are west of
Beautiful stone houses blend in with the natural environment and are the perfect setting for entertainment and its cosmopolitan life-style. The same could be said of Tsoukalaika, Kaminia and Kato Achaia, whose scenery, and lively nightlife attract many visitors. On the western side of the cape, Yianniskari beach extends a warm welcome and offers an escape from the hectic pace of modern life. If one is looking for a wide range of facilities, then the beach of Kalogria is the place to go. It has an excellent sandy beach that slopes gently to the shores of the Ionian.
East of Patra one should go to the nearby beach of Rio, which is popular and has all the facilities one might need. The neighbouring beach of Psathopirgo is a picturesque fishing village with crystal clear calm waters and visitors all year round. Next to it is Panagopoula and Labiri, two beaches with pristine waters in beautiful surroundings where one can enjoy fresh fish and local delicacies. The night life at the neighbouring beach of Loggo lasts until the early hours of the morning as it does in Selianitika and Akolis which have developed rapidly into the most cosmopolitan beaches in the area (they also offer water sports). East of the town of Aigio are beaches with organised campsites and popular seaside restaurants. Many seasonal shops and hotels can be found at Nikolaika and Rodia where the sea is clean and tourism has increased significantly, while at Elaiona there is an organised campsite. Diakopto, immediately to the east, is a fine resort in a cosy bay with a small harbour and is one of the prettiest settings in the Corinthian gulf. The coastal region of Akrata (Krathio) has excellent tourist facilities for its large numbers of visitors, while the attractive settlement of Aigira marks the borders with the prefecture of Corinthia, and captivates the visitor with its marvellous beaches and the dazzling Greek colour.
This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.
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