Patras port, also known as Patra, is situated on the northwest coast of the Peloponnese and is well-known as a vibrant and attractive harbor town. The town serves as a gateway point to Italy and the Ionian Islands and offers a variety of sites, restaurants, cafés and shops along the seaside. From the port of Patras, the following ferry companies offer their services: Minoan Lines (operated through Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A.), Kefalonian Lines, Anek Superfast and Grimaldi Lines.
Minoan Lines (operated through Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A.) serves ferry routes to Ancona and Venice. Compared to Minoan Lines, Anek Superfast offers trips from Patras ferry port to Bari, Ancona, and Venice. Grimaldi Lines routes go to Brindisi all year round. In addition, Kefalonian Lines competes regular Patras ferry crossings to Sami/ Kefalonia and Pisaetos/ Ithaca.