Western Greece
Patras
Patras
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can I  begin telling you the story
about this city. But let’s see
P A T R A S
is Greece's third-largest city, in
the northern Peloponnese, 215
km (134 mi) west of Athens. The
city is built at the foot of Mount
Panachaikon, overlooking the
Gulf of Patras.
Rion-Antirion Bridge
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Dubbed as Greece's 'Gate to the West',
Patras is a commercial hub, while its busy
port is a nodal point for trade and
communication with Italy and the rest of
Western Europe. The city has two public
universities and one technological institute,
hosting a large student population and
rendering Patras an important scientific
centre[citation needed] with a field of
excellence in technological education. The
Rio-Antirio Bridge connects Patras'
easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of
Antirrio, connecting the Peloponnese
peninsula with mainland Greece.

Every year, in February, the city hosts one
of Europe's largest carnivals. Notable
features of the Patras Carnival include its
mammoth satirical floats and balls and
parades, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands
of visitors in a Mediterranean climate.
Patras is also famous for supporting an
indigenous cultural scene active mainly in
the performing arts and modern urban
literature. It was European Capital of
Culture in 2006.
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The Port
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In the early of the 20th century
the port of Patras was the first
connection with the other side
of Atlantic and has a direct ferry
service with New York. She also
supplied raisins and wine
throughout Europe.the famous
port is still there with ship
connection with Italy
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The church of Saint Andrew of Patras was
founded in 1908 by King George I and was
inaugurated in 1974. It is dedicated to Saint
Andrew.It is the second-largest temple of
Byzantine style in the Balkans (after the
Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade). A
congregation of at least 5,000 can attend a
sermon within the church
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APOLLON THEATRE
Apollon Theatre
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The municipal Theatre Apollon, built
in 1872 designed by architect Ernst
Ziller. The building is characteristic
of the 19th-century neoclassical style
and is in the central square of the
city.
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The bridge
 
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The Rio–Antirrio Bridge officially the Charilaos
Trikoupis Bridge, is one of the world's longest
multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the
fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of
Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the
Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland
Greece by road.
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Ancient
Roman theatre
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The Roman Odeon, the most significant
ancient monument, is in the upper town
and was built around 160 AD, in the reign
of either Antoninus Pius or Marcus
Aurelius. It has been restored and
partially reconstructed, and is used as an
open-air theatre for performances and
concerts in the summer.

The Roman Amphitheatre, near the Roman
Odeon, in Ifestou street, dating from the
1st century AD, at a period of the biggest
development of Roman Patras. Its area
has been only partially excavated.
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The city hosts many museums,
including the Patras Archaeological
Museum the History and Ethnology
Museum, the Folk Art Museum, the
Press Museum and the Technology
Museum, the latter in the campus of
Patras University.

Other cultural institutes are: the
Visual Arts Workshop, the icon
painting school, the Carnival Float
Workshop, the Municipal Library, the
Municipal Gallery, along with many
private art galleries. The
architectural heritage of the city is
dominated by neo-classicism, but
also includes structures from other
periods. Patras is also a pilot city of
the Council of Europe and EU
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Achaia Clauss
160 YEARS
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Achaia Clauss is a Greek winery located in Patras . It
was founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss. It
is most famous for its fortified red wine,
Mavrodaphne
Achaia Clauss
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ARTwalk Festival
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In recent years, Patras has been claiming the
first place in the art of graffiti.  the artwalk
festival has made the hazy color of the city an
art canvas
The main target of ArtWalk is to “lure” the
citizens outside the mainstream and
predetermined routes of the city by enriching
their daily lifes with color, creativity and
fantasy.
 
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C a r n I v a l
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The Patras Carnival is the largest event of
its kind in Greece the 2nd biggest in
Europe and the 3rd biggest in the world. It
has more than 180 years of history.

Thousands of people visit Patras for the
carnival.  the celebration that lasts about
50 days started as follows
THE OPENING CEREMONY
THE TRESURE HUNT GAMES
THE SATURDAY NIGHT PARADE
THE GRAND PARADE
And
THE CLOSING CEREMONY
(where the chariot of the carnival king
burns in the sea)
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The city is lively all year round.
Its nightlife as well as the
quality of its services will
satisfy even the most demanding
visitor

The city center
Iroon Polytechneiou
Rion
Vracneika
Psila alonia
 
Are some of the areas that you can
visit
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Discover the otherSide of
every culture and country.
The smallest cities gives
you the chance to
experience the difference
THOUGHTS
G Chrysanthopoulos
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