What are Patras?

  • (noun): A port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages.
    Synonyms: Patrai


Patras (Modern Greek: Πάτρα, Classical Greek and Katharevousa: Πάτραι, Latin: Patrae ) is Greece's third largest urban area and the regional capital of West Greece, located in northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.

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Spyridonas Chrysanthakidis
1862-mid 20th century, year unknown) was a Greek politician of Achaia and a mayor of Patras ... He was born in Patras in 1862 and was a mayoral leader ... In the same year, he became mayor of Patras in the seat of Periklis Kalamogdartis ...
Leyka - History
... has been unchanged than other neighbourhoods in Patras ... its streetlights were added in the late-1990s The City of Patras Districts of Patras Central (Arktiko) East North South Patras neighborhoods Agia Aikaterini Agia ...
Markos Sklivaniotis - Works - Books
... Greek transliteration and English name ISBN 2004 Piotia posimou nerou, Patras Dimotiki Epihirissi Idrefsis-Apohetefsis Patras ...
Patras - International Relations - Twin Towns — Sister Cities
... See also List of twin towns and sister cities in Greece Patras is twinned with Aleksinac, Serbia Famagusta, Cyprus Ancona, Italy Bari, Italy Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia Byblos ... commemorate an event signalling an enlightened course for Patras and serving as a reminder of the way in which culture can stimulate the economy and promote development, when Patras was ... On the obverse is the logo for Patras 2006 around the words "European Capital of Culture" ...
Stefanos Thomopoulos - Works
... work, the his first volume of the History of the City of Patras ... he wrote many articles, studies and essays about Patras and wrote regularly for local newspapers ... Christianikai en Patrai epigrafai Christian inscriptions in Patras 1903 Η ιερά μονή Ομπλού εν Πάτραις I iera moni Omblou en Patrais The Omblou ...