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|Elevation:||5 m (Ovrya) -1,168 m|
|Postal code:||265 00|
|Area/distance code :||11-30-2610 (030-2610)-5, 52|
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Ovrya is a town in Greece, located just 3 mi (5 km) directly south of Patras, and 4 mi (7 km) south from the GR-33 highway. It is a suburb within the Patras metropolitan area. It is also the seat of the Municipality of Messatidos.
Olive groves, and pasture used to dominate the area however, house building has been booming with the population growth within the Patras area. Much of the locality is hilly and slightly rugged.
The neighboring communities are Mintologi to the SW, Paralia (Patras Beach) to the W, Deménika, Zarchoulaiika and Patras to the N, Savalí to the NE, Kríni to the E, and Thea and Kallithea to the S. It is dominated with hills south of the community, and flat terrain is around 20% of Ovrya.
The line now starting east of the new beltway. There are streets with about 70% to 80% (excluding the beltway) are narrow. The rest are widened two-lane local streets. It is bordered by the municipal boundaries of Paralia and Patras, and non-municipal boundaries of Demenika, Kríni, Théa-Kallithéa.
The community main street is Demokratías Street (GR-33 Patras-Tripoli Highway), and followed by Eleías Street (Old GR-9), and secondary streets are Polytechneíou which ends near Kríni where the remaining olive groves and pastures are founded. Also west of Ovrya for a size of less than 1 mi² (2 ki²). Buildings are lined up with the main street (Demokratías Street) north of the community. Ovrya's first school next to its narrowest street (Ovrya's south side) are lined up with a few trees, and neighbors the remaining olive groves and pastures of Patras.
Ovryá has two schools, churches, playgrounds, community square, and thousands of houses and buildings (2,000 for the community, and 4,000 for the municipality in range.)
Ovrya and Messatidos have no hotels. The nearest hospital is in Aghios Andreas N of Ovrya. It has access to it beaches in the southwest.
Two gas stations, Silk Oil where Texaco used to be, and an Esso (Eko, Exxon) gas station is next to an exit formerly the 6th exit of the beltway.
Two mountains are Omplos, a cliffy rocky one SE, hills to the south, seaside beach towns to its west, mountains of Acarnania to its north and the amazing Pan-Achaean Panachaiikós range and the Achaia Clauss in the NE.
A creek flowing from the greenspace areas of Omplos runs into a valley in the east and into Ovrya near Germanos and Dimokratias Street after flowing near residential areas. It flows into groves and through Ileias Street near Nteve Street. The creek flows near the Ovrya Interchange (exit 2 northbound/4 westbound) and into the road linking Ovrya and Paralia. The rover flows near the small refinery and finally ending up into the Gulf of Patras near the trees and the sandy beaches near Akti Dymaion.
Much of the housing developments began in the 1970s when Patras was booming.
The community's first and only supermarket was Kronos which was opened in the mid-1990s and is located not far from the beltway. Alpha-Beta Vassilopoulos and Veropoulis are founded in suburbia's downtown.
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