Patras Ancona Ferry
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Patras - AnconaCar + 2Travel: Tuesday, 27 October 2020from: £279
Patras ferry port is one of the most important passenger port in Greece as it handles a large number of cruise-ships and ferries between Greece and other countries. The port of Patras has outstanding car-ferry links with the Ionian Islands and the main Adriatic ports of Italy. Patras ferry port features a modern passenger terminal with lounges, a bar, shops (including duty free), cash machines and an information desk.
Patras is the third largest city of Greece, situated in northern Peloponnese, 215 km west of Athens. Patras boasts a long history going back to Aniquity and Roman times. Visitors in Patras will find lots of shopping centres, pubs, cafes, nightlife entertainment, nice restaurants and many more attractions. The Carnival of Patras, one of the biggest tourist attractions of the city, takes place every spring and features include extravagant balls and parades.
Patras is very well connected. You can reach Patras from Athens by train. The journey lasts about 3.5-4 hours. The train terminal in Athens is called the "Larissa station". If you prefer to travel by ferry there are more than 50 departures and arrivals within the week. But the best and quickest way to travel from Athens to Patras is by coach - with departures approximately every half an hour.
The ferry port of Ancona is located on Italy's Adriatic coast, in the central region of Marche. The city of Ancona is easily accessible by rail and has roads running directly from Milan, Bologna and Rome that all run through or near the city. Ancona was founded from Syracuse about 390 BC. Its name is a modified transliteration of the Greek word for "elbow"; in fact, originally, the harbour to the east of the town was protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow.
Ancona houses many amazing sights to explore, such as the marble Arch of Trajan located at the causeway on top of the harbour wall. The arch is on a high podium approached by a wide flight of steps and is an impressive landmark for arriving ships.
The town also features the Lazaretto and the fine late Gothic buildings of the churches of San Francesco and San Agostino and the Cathedral church of Saint Ciriaco, a fine Romanesque building in grey stone. Also interesting is the archaeological museum, which contains interesting pre-Roman objects from tombs in the district, and two Roman beds with fine decorations in ivory.
04 Apr 2019Comfortable and Convenient
Overall a good experience with the ferry being very comfortable and the staff extremely pleasant. The only area that requires improvement is boarding where drive through check in and proper lane allocation would help streamline the process.
Review by EMMANUEL REVMATAS