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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 in Greece has a rich history of celebrating the annual Carnival season going back to...

Tourists from Turkey, Balkans Flood Thessaloniki for Carnival Weekend

Turkish and Balkan tourists flooded Thessaloniki for the last Carnival weekend, while at the same time trips to Turkey from Greeks resumed reluctantly. A slight increase in arrivals compared to last year was recorded, according to the president of the Association...

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 fast looms. Patras will see a riot of color as floats, fancy dress, music and food...

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 Parade, the burning of the 'carnival king' and a fireworks display. Up to 30,000 people have...

Crete's Rethymno Celebrates Colorful Greek Carnival (Photos and Video)

It all started back in 1914 and ever since, year after year, the Cretan city of Rethymno hosts a traditional carnival celebration like no other place in Greece. Over three weeks, the Cretan coastal city holds parties and masquerades with...

Check Out The Annual 'Flour War' in The Small Fishing Town of Galaxidi (Video)

Times are tough throughout Greece but the residents of the coastal fishing town of Galaxidi have found a unique and entertaining way to relive their stress -- a flour fight! The annual tradition is called the Flour War and the...

Unfazed by Rain, Revelers Dress Up and Dance at Patras’ Grand Carnival Parade

Thousands of visitors and Carnival crews ignored the rain and enjoyed dancing and singing at the main parade on Sunday afternoon in the center of Patras, where the annual event has been held for the past 180 years. The parade...

Zombies Take Over Syntagma at the 5th Annual Walk of the Zombies! (Photos)

What started back in 2010 in Athens as a revival of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - where Greeks dressed up in their best zombie costumes - has now become the Annual Walk of the Zombies which has entered its 5th year! The...

Greece Celebrates with Carnival Events Across the Country

Carnival is a time when Greek of all ages dress up in costumes and go to various events. Over this weekend the entire country participated in the celebrations as different municipalities showcased their traditions. The Tradition of Carnival The days of carnival are a...

The Pirates of the Aegean: Greece's Largest Sea Carnival

Despite bad weather conditions that marked this year's Carnival in Greece, the Sea Carnival of Chalkida was carried out again with a huge success as thousands of attendees joined to party along. The Euboean Gulf was filled with pirates, boats...