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Patras is the capital city of the Prefecture of Achaia and the Region of Western Greece. The region covers the North-Western part of Peloponnese and the Western part of the mainland. The existence within and the proximity of very important monuments, most notably ancient Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, makes the region especially attractive. The year's round mild climate provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. The area's fertile soil is suitable for almost every kind of vegetable and crop and the area hosts a rich vegetation of olive and citrus trees. The region is an important agricultural area for all Greece and its vineyards produce fine wine.

The weather offers contrast, with four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are cool. Summers are hot and dry, but the Mediterranean sea offers a lot to do and enjoy. In the winter, the ski-centre in the town of Kalavryta, an excellent resort in the near mountains, attracts many visitors. The impressive mountains of Helmos and Erymanthos offer many opportunities for eco-tourism, climbing and other recreational activities. Extensive waters are suitable for the development of aquaculture. The University of Patras plays an active role in an effort to establish Patras as a high tech centre.

For more info visit https://www.upatras.gr/en/patras

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