Rio is a village located 8 km east of Patra Town. This is a place busy both in summer and winter, as the university of Patra is close by and the lovely beach offers a lot of tourist facilities. Visitors prefer accommodation here in Rio away from the crowds in Patras.  The beach is clean and there are facilities, plenty of beach bars that stay open all night. This village is mostly famous for the bridge of Rio-Antirrio, the second largest cable bridge in the world that connects Peloponnese to mainland Greece.