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Fire Breaks Out in Western Greece’s Achaea

A relatively large wildfire broke out in Greece's Achaea region, near Patras, in Western Greece on Monday. The fire broke out at approximately 13:35 local...

Driver Loses Control of Bus, Hitting Cars, Motorbikes in Greece’s Patras; No Injuries Reported

A bus driver in the city of Patras, West Greece, lost control of his vehicle, leading to several crashes on Saturday night, but fortunately,...

Thousands Dress Up and Party at Sunday’s Grand Carnival Parade in Patras

Thousands of visitors and residents of the city of Patras are enjoying the sunny weather by dancing and singing at the Grand Carnival parade...

Greek Carnival Reaches Climax with a Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels

The Carnival season, or “Apokries” in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country...

Greek Ferry Battles Huge Waves Between Italy and Greece (video)

Dramatic footage has emerged from a video of a Greek ferry fighting gale-force winds on its way from Venice, Italy to Patras, Greece. Christophoros Skamangas, the captain...

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...

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