LOCATION AND PLACES OF INTEREST
The town of Rio sits by the sea, a short distance from downtown Patras, with a wonderful view of the Ionian Sea and the Gulf of Patras and is one of Achaia’s cosmopolitan areas. In the centre of Rio, visitors can appreciate the beauty bequeathed by the past and the pleasures of the present. Built on cape Rio, the famous bridge connecting Peloponnese and Central Greece (Sterea Ellada) is a feat of engineering with great aesthetic value, continuing Rio’s role as transit hub since ancient times. This region of the Peloponnese and in particular the Prefecture of Achaia is a perfect home base for various forms of tourism.