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Strict Lockdown in Regions Across Greece, Weekend Curfew in Attica

The Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Chardalias, announced new, stricter lockdown measures in the regions of Patra, Agios Nikolaos, Mykonos, Santorini and Chalkida Friday. Patra, located in the northwestern Peloponnese, the Cretan town of Agios Nikolaos, and  Chalkida, on...

Patra's 2020 Carnival Kicks off With Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the famous Carnival of the city of Patras took place on Saturday, January 18 in Greece's third-largest city. Patras' Carnival is the largest of its kind in Greece and one of the largest and most spectacular...

Dozens of Luxury Ferrari Sports Cars Roar in Greece (video)

Residents in the western Greek city of Patras were left scratching their heads in amazement on Friday as dozens of Ferraris roared around the streets of the port town. Around 40 vehicles, universally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury...

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 on Sunday. The Carnival has been taking place since the 19th century. Every year, approximately 30,000 people...

Thousands Gather for Spectacular Display at Greece's Patras Carnival (video)

Thousands of revelers thronged the streets of the western Greek town of Patras on Sunday, joining in on the colorful annual ritual of Carnival time. Patras' renowned carnival will come to a head next Sunday, with an enormous parade...

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...

Countdown Begins For World-Famous Patra Carnival

Final preparations are underway for the Patra Carnival, the largest event of its kind in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe, which begins on Saturday. The history of the "Patrino karnavali" held in this western Greek city goes...

Earthquake Jolts Patra, Western Greece

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit 22 km (13.6 miles) southwest of Patra in western Greece early on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of damage. Professor of Geology at the University of Athens, Efthimios Lekkas, said that the quake hit at...

Desperate Migrants Rush to Board Ferries in Western Greece (video)

The dramatic moment when dozens of migrants make a dash to board ferries that would carry them from the Greek port of Patra to Italy has been captured on camera. The amateur video shot from a ferry’s deck shows people...

Wheelchair Dancer Wins Hearts of Greek Crowd (video)

A young disabled man stole the limelight at a recent basketball match in western Greece when he took to the court to perform a thrilling dance routine from his wheelchair. Thirty-year-old Andreas Stratoudakis, who has been confined to a wheelchair...