What to see near the port of Patras
Although not a purely tourist city, Patras is certainly worth a visit. So, if you have a couple of hours to spare before boarding, discovering what's near the port isn't a bad idea at all.
Two monuments can be visited immediately: the church of Sant'Andrea and the Apollo Municipal Theater.
A little further away, on the other hand, is the Upper Town (Ano Poli), where both the medieval Castle (Kastrou) built in the 6th century AD on the ruins of the Acropolis and the nearby Roman Theater (Odeon) are worth a visit.
Finally, special mention for the Lighthouse, which offers a spectacular view of the port of Patras, and above all for the Rion Antirion Bridge which connects the Peloponnese (Rion, part of the municipality of Patras) to the Greek mainland (Antirion, part of the municipality of Nafpaktia) bypassing the Gulf of Corinth.
Built for the 2004 Athens Olympics, this bridge, nicknamed "Bridge of Poseidon", is about 12 kilometers from the port of Patras. To date, with its 164 meters in length, it is the longest "suspension" bridge in the world.