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Patra, Greece

Patra, Greece has been recognized as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2006. The city feature several cultural events, carnivals, fairs, exhibitions and other presentations throughout the year.

Patra is the third largest city in Greece. Patra, Greece is not only popular as a cultural centre, but is also known for its rich history and tradition. There are many historical and modern sites, which attract millions of tourists from all over the world.

Location of Patra
Patra is located on the northern coast of Peloponnese peninsula in Patra Municipality under the administrative district of Achaea, which is situated on the western part of Greece. The city nestles on the foothill of mount Panachaikon and has a fascinating view of the Gulf of Patras.

Patra Tourism
Patra, the capital city of the region is also one of the major transportation centres in Greece. It connects the country with Italy and also the district of Peloponnese with Ionian Island.

There are several archeological museums, printing museums, art galleries, parks, theatres, historical monuments and all located all over the city. Apollo Theatre, Odeum, Fortress of Patras, Saint Andrew's Cathedral and Squares-Parks are some of the attractions of the city.

Agriculture, shipping as well as tourism is considered as the major foundation of economical development of Patra.


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