The prefecture of Achaia lies in northwestern Peloponnese, and is the west link of Greece to Europe.
Its geographical position, its fertible land, and the port of Patras have contributed to the prefecture's economic development. There are number of attractions for visitors all year long, including vast beaches and the Kalavryta snow resort, picturesque mountainous villages and seaside resorts, and archaeological sites. The prefecture of Achaia shares borders to the east with Corinthia, to the south with Arcadia, to the west with Elis, and it has a Patraikos and Corinthiakos bay coastline to the north.
Moreover, it is linked to Italy and the Ionian islands, the coast of fthiotida, and Etoloakarnania by ship.