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Travel to Patras, Greece

Patras is St Andrew Martyred cathedral Patras Greecea city in Western Greece and administrative center of the Patras province. It is located to the south of the coast of Corinthian Bay, on the Peloponnese Peninsula. Patras is the third largest city in Greece and the third largest port city following Athens and Thessaloniki. It is a starting point of the route of regular ferry services to Italy (Bari, Brindisi, Ancona and Venice). Interesting to see is the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, which connects Etoloakarnania with Peloponnese in Western Greece. The population of the city is about 171 616 people. Patras saves many testimonies of the ancient past, but nowadays it’s famous with something else, the plthe Fortress of Patras Greeceace of death of the apostle Andrew . The main street is named after him. Symbol of the city is the Cathedral of St Andrew Martyred. The temple impresses with the atypical architecture for Greece. Around the big central dome are located 12 smaller domes and it can accommodate up to 5000 believers on their prayer. Interesting attractions are the Apollon Theatre, the Roman Theatre, the Rio Castle or the Fortress of Patras. There are 4 museums that you can visit, as well as a wine tasting center. There are two carnivals. The first one is Patras’ Carnival (in January) - the largest event of that kind in Greece and one of the largest in Europe. It includes a variety of events like balls, parades, artistic projects, children’s carnivals. The other carnival is the Patras International Festival (in the summer), its program includes basic ancient drama and modern theatre as well as music events.
Rio Antirrio Bridge Patras Greece

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