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Patras Opens 2019 Carnival Season Despite Heavy Rain

Despite heavy downpours, thousands of people attended the celebrations of the opening ceremony of the world-famous Patras Carnival on Saturday night. The third largest city...

Greek Municipalities Sue Over Privatization of Archaeological Sites

Five Greek municipalities and the Hellenic Archaeologists Association have appealed to the Greek Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, calling for the...

In Patras, Greece’s Oldest Turkish Bath, Operating Since 1400

The oldest Turkish bath in Greece was built in the port city of Patras in 1400—during the Venetian rule—and remains in operation today. The hammam,...

Greek Man Attempts Suicide in Electric Company Offices due to Inability to Afford Bill

Citing an inability to pay, a man swallowed a handful of pills inside the Public Power Corporation office in the city of Patras upon...

Police Clear Makeshift Migrant Camps in Greek Port of Patras

More than 600 migrants living in abandoned factories and warehouses around the western port of Patras have been removed by the Greek police on...

Greek Partygoers Ready for Patras Carnival Parade

Thirty thousand people are getting ready for the final highlight of a huge carnival in the western Greek city of Patras as the lenten...

Patras Parties on Last Weekend of Greek Carnivals

Events for this year's Patras Carnival in western Greece are coming to a climax this weekend, when the celebration season ends with the Grand...

The Heartbreaking Prank Behind Patras’ Greek Carnival (video)

  A poor Greek woman's dire need to marry and her humiliation by callous neighbors has created a carnival custom which has lasted for over...

Patras Carnival Kicks off in a Riot of Sound and Colour

The Patras Carnival has kicked off in the port city on Greece's western coast, with people turning out in droves to attend the first...

Three Migrants Injured in Patras

Greek police arrested three Afghan nationals suspected for launching a brutal attack against co-patriots at an abandoned factory in Patras, western Greece, in the...

Mitsotakis: ‘We will Make no Concessions on Education Issues’

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis emphasised education during the closing address to the party's 2nd preconference in Patras on Saturday, saying that...

Greek Parents Arrested for Abusing Their 7-Month-Old Child

The parents of a 7-month old toddler were arrested on Sunday for violent abuse of their child, hospitalized at the University Hospital of Rio,...

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