Agyia (Greek: Αγυία) is a neighborhood of the city of Patras, Greece. It is located about 3.5 km north of downtown Patras. The community forms the mid-northern part of the city of Patras (except 1 km north of Old GR-9 by-pass). Most of the street names are named from rivers. The town includes the St. Constantine (Aghios Konstantinos) church and a street is named for this church. Its length is about 1 km. The community used to be a village and around the 1960s and the 1970s, urban sprawl of Patras came and extending slowly. In 1995, a bypass was being constructed from around 1993 to 1995. It decongested traffic in downtown, and the length is about 2.5 km. The section of north Patras is divided into Meso (Inner) Agyias and Exo? (Outer?) Agyias. Its nearest subdivision (excluding Patras) are Skiessa. Agricultural lands lie to the north and urban sprawl in central and southern areas. The main streets includes Afstralias, Agiou Konstantinou or Agyia, Aretha, Notara and Panepistimiou.
The section has a campground named EOK northwest of the core on Iroon Polytechneiou Street. It includes complexes and campgrounds.
The main street in Agyia is Leoforos Panepistimiou (University Avenue) and it leads to the University Town outside Patras (near Rio).
At the corner of Notara and Panepistimiou, was located for almost half a century the oldest local producer of loukoumia, vanilia sweets and koufeta (sugared almonds). The business was established in 1925 by Vassilios Manoussos (1900-1985) and was continued by his son, Konstantinos (1929-1997). The business was a trademark of the local production of loukoumi (in europe known as turkish delight) and it always employed workes of the local community of Agyia. Within the grounds of the old factory and by the Agyia creek, is an old, huge maple tree, that is more than 300 years old, and a local landmark. About 500 metres north of the maple tree, an ancient Roman bridge (excavated in 1984) was discovered. It is said that Saint Paul and Saint Andrews (the city of Patra's patron saint) both walked on this bridge.
At the following link, you may see the Agyia area. In the centre you can see the factory of "Achaiki", the Manoussos family traditional business. On the top left, under the long red roof, is the ancient bidge (protected from rain and winds).
The two football.soccer clubs are Agyia AU and Panionios Achilleas Agyia which all play for the fourth division of the EPS Achaia.
Elevation: min: sea level, med: 10 to 12.5 m (30 ft), max: 20 to 25 m (65 to 80 ft)
Postal code: 264 xx
Railway crossings (with barriers): 3
Agyia Google Earth
Districts of Patras
Central (Arktiko) | East | North | South
Agia Aikaterini | Agia Alexiotissa | Agia Sofia | Agia Triada | Agios Alexios | Agios Andreas | Agios Georgios Lagoura | Agios Dimitrios | Agios Dionysios | Agios Nektarios | Agyia | Ampelokipoi | Antheia Zarouchleikon | Anthoupoli | Aroi | Asyrmatos or Asirmatos | Begoulaki | Bozaitika | Chalkomata | Dasylio | Demenika | Diakou | Drosia | Egklykada | Eschatovouni | Evraiomnimata | Farmaki | Galaxidiotika | Geraneika | Girokomeio | Glafkos | Glaraki | Glyfada | Gouva | Ities | Kalamaki | Kaminia | Kantrianika | Kavouri | Kotroni | Koukouli | Kritika | Krya Iteon | Kypseli | Ladopoulo | Lefka | Lykochori | Makrygianni | Mantzavineika | Markato | Megoulianitika | Metamorfosi Sotiros | Neapoli Zarouchleikon | Pagona | Pantokratosa | Perivola | Pratsika | Proastio | Prosfygika | Psachou | Psarofai | Psilaolia | Pyrosvesteio | Riganokampos | Rodopoulo Zarouchleika | Skagiopouleio (Gyri) | Skagiopouleio | Skioessa | Synora or Sinora | Tabachana | Taraboura | Tasi | Terpsi | Terpsithea | Tritaki | Tsivdi | Tzini | Voudi | Vryseika | Zarchouleika
Municipal districts of Patras
(* : Google Earth)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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