Dear student

The University Sports Centre would like to welcome to the new academic year at the University of Patras. With this booklet we would like to inform you on a wide range of sporting activities and events that you could participate in, in your free time.

If you are part of a Sports Association, you could take part in the groups representing our university, participating in University Sports Competitions and National Student Championships.

If you are not part of a Sports Association, through your registration with the University Sports Centre, you can take part in organized sports groups.

Physical Education Teachers (E.E.DI.P.)

Aris Angelopoulos,

Nikos Vasiliou,

Alekos Polydoropoulos,

Dimitra Papadimitriou,

Gregory Mikronis,

Angeliki Sorra,

D.Y.-K.F.A.

 

Here you will also find Physical Education Teachers of various specialties, seconded from Primary and Secondary Education, as well as timeworker Physical Education Teachers from the GSS. The University Sports Centre is supervised by the Sports Commission and supported by four Management Officers.


The University Sports Centre

The University Sports Centre is located on the east side of the campus and comprises a cluster of fully renovated sports areas, such as a closed basketball and volleyball court with stands and electronic scoreboards, gymnastic and dance halls, a gym, changing rooms, showers and a sauna. It also features high-standard outdoors sports areas for games and individual or group fitness sessions, such as a soccer field with lawn and stands, modern infrastructure for athletics competitions, and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. All sports facilities comply with the standards set by the General Secretariat of Sports. The central aim of the University Sports Centre is the design and implementation of group and specialized fitness programs, targeted at the whole university community (students, teachers and administrative staff). It is also developing systematic activities in the organisation of regional, national and global University sporting events. All the sports centre services are grouped into the following categories:

  • Fitness programs: these programs are designed for the development of fitness and muscle strengthening and are classified into three categories, beginners, occasional users and advanced.
  • Internal championships: on an annual basis, the Sports Centre organizes internal championships with representative groups from university departments, for football, volleyball and basketball. It also organizes internal tournaments for tennis, table tennis chess, swimming, water-polo, classic sports, shooting, and archery, performances of traditional Greek dances, aerobics and martial arts demonstrations.
  • National / World championships: as a member of the Sports Commission for Higher Education (E.A.T.E.), the Sports Centre participates in representative teams in all national student championships carried out by the Ministry of Education, aiming to promote the champions who will then take part in Pan-European or international student championships.

In addition to the above activities, every year (early June) the Sports Centre organizes the Sports Day of the University of Patras with a multitude of sports activities and other informative/ scientific Events / Seminars, as well as cycling and trekking days... It also often undertakes the organisation of National Student Championships or the National University Championship at its facilities.

  • The University Sports Centre is open: Monday - Friday 09.30-22.00
  • The Secretariat is open Monday - Friday: 09.30-13.30.
  • Sports programs start on the 1st of October

 

Gym

Muscle strengthening

The muscle strengthening gym operates on a daily basis, within the closed court.

It includes all kinds of equipment to maintain or increase muscular power.

The hall also features parallel bars, mattresses, as well as music and mirrors.

 

Opening hours: 09.30-21.15

 


Volleyball Organization of internal championship - Start: Oct.

Participation in the University representation group

Basketball Organization of internal championship - Start: Oct.

Participation in the University representation group

Football Organization of internal championship - Start: Oct.

Participation in the University representation group

Swimming – Water-polo Daily, at the closed swimming pool of the Student Hall of the University of Patras - Start: Oct.

Participation in the University representation group

Track – Cross-country race Daily training at the facilities of the University Sports Centre. Participation in the National Student Championship. Organisation of the annual cross-country race in the University City.

Gymnastics Daily training at the facilities of the University Sports Centre, in the gymnastics halls. Aerobics, pilates, yoga, body conditioning, step etc programs available.

Traditional Greek Dances Learners and Advanced Training Sessions in the gymnastics halls of the University Sports Centre. Participation in shows

Tennis Daily use of the University Sports Centre facilities, by booking the courts. Organisation of a tournament. Participation in the University representation team.

Ping-pong Daily use of the University Sports Centre facilities. Organisation of a tournament. Participation in the University representation team for the National University Championship.

Chess Internal Championship. Participation in the University representation team.

Shooting Training with air guns and guns at the shooting range of the University Sports Centre. Participation in the University representation team.

Martial Arts Participation in special weekly sessions in the University Sports Centre.

Skiing Training at the tracks of the Kalavrita Ski Centre, in the framework of organised excursions. Participation in the National Student Championship.

Archery Training available upon agreement with the University Sports Centre.

Sailing Open sea Sailing training available upon agreement with the University Sports Centre.

To register: From 15 September

Necessary documentation:

  • Application (available at the Secretariat of the University Sports Centre)
  • 2 photographs (1 photograph to renew registration)
  • Certificate of good health
  • Document proving student status or employment at the University of Patras (only for presentation)

Registration during the opening hours of the University Sports Centre Secretariat (09.30-13.30 daily).

By bus

Every 10 - 15 minutes by bus number 6 that leaves from Ermou Street. Services available every 10 minutes throughout the course of the academic year and every hour in the summer and Easter and Christmas holidays.

As bus number 6 is not exclusive to the University, you must pay attention that the bus displays a relevant sign.

For students, reduced tickets are valid throughout the academic year

Students who hold season tickets can use the buses that are specially chartered by the University of Patras for transporting students.

By TAXI

There are about 1,000 taxis in Patras, available 24 hours a day. You can order a taxi by calling 18222 or 2610 450.000.

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS 2610 997120, 997100

MUNICIPALITY OF PATRAS 2610 966200

PREFECTURE OF ACHAIA 2613 613326, 613335

PATRAS INFO CENTRE 2610 461741,461740

AMBULANCE SERVICE 166

HOSPITALS ON DUTY 166

AGHIOS ANDREAS HOSPITAL 2610 227000

GENERAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF PATRAS 2610 999111

PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL 2610 270880

POLICE 109

TRAFFIC POLICE 2610 433-82

TOURIST POLICE 2610 451833

ELPA (TOURIST INFO) 2610 426416

ELPA (TRAFFIC ASSISTANCE) 104

FIRE SERVICE 199

PHARMACY 107

PATRAS PORT AUTHORITIES 108, 2610 341002

RIO PORT AUTHORITIES 2610 991203

EOT 2610 430915

POST OFFICE 2610 224703

TAXI SERVICE 2610 450000, 1300

WEATHER FORECAST 1448

KTEL (BUS SERVICE) 2610 623886-8

OSE (RAILWAYS) 2610 639108-9

OSE (international tickets) 2611 639110

OLYMPIC AIRWAYS 2610 222903

PATRAS YOUTH & SPORTS ORGANISATION (ΟΝΑP) 2610 342270

RION YOUTH & SPORTS ORGANISATION (ΟΝΑR) 2610 910347

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS CONFERENCE & CULTURAL CENTRE Rion, Tel.: 2610 993999, 2610 996342, Fax: 2610 994999

PUBLIC GALLERY 100 Maizonos Street, Tel.: 2610 966235

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE CULTURAL CENTRE George I Square Ά & Corinthou Street, Tel.: 2610 637076

PERI TECHNON 65 Kanakari Street, Tel.: 2610 625257

Polyhedro 147 Kanakari Street, Tel.: 2610 277342

ICASTIKO ERGASTIRI 2 Korillon Street, Tel.: 2610 279008

OLD PUBLIC HOSPITAL 2 Korillon Street, Tel.: 2610 279008

IDEAL 4 Aghiou Nikolaou Street, Tel.: 2610 225565

VILLAGE PANTHEON 34 Gounary Street, Tel.: 2610 325778

STER CINEMAS Akti Dimeon Veso Mare, Tel.: 2610 362010-9

PATRAS CINEMA CLUB 152b Karaiskaki Street, www.cinelesxipatras.gr

“APOLLO” PUBLIC THEATRE 17 George I Square, Tel.: 2610 2736413

“EPIKENTRO” Ag. Dionysiou Street & Norman, Tel.: 2610 430032

“LITHOGRAFEIO” 172 Maizonos Street, Tel.: 2610 328394

“ERGOSTASIO TECHNIS” 50 Akti Dimaion Street, Tel.: 2610 368000