Tag: Patras

EU Capital of Culture Award

Which Four Greek Cities Have Won the EU “Capital of Culture” Awards?

Four Greek cities have been named European Capitals of Culture since the inception of the award in 1985, standing out amongst all other cities in Europe for their rich history and cultural contribution to the world; and winning more awards in total than any other country.

New graffiti of Melina Mercouri in Patras 1

New graffiti of Melina Mercouri in Patras

One of the great women figures of Greece in the 20th century, Melina Mercouri has been graffitied on a 5 storey apartment building in Patras. The visual art type depicts Melina Mercouri…

Athens to Patras by train in record time! 5

Athens to Patras by train in record time!

The government’s plan for the new modern railway line in Patras was presented by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Costas Karamanlis, while speaking at the 8th Regional Growth Conference in Patras.…

Greece From Home

Greece invites the world to visit…from home (VIDEO)

Greece is sending out a message to the world: to stay home – due to the current developments involving the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – but at the same time to stay in…

Peter Darmos

Act of kindness by a Greek Australian goes a long way

A generous Greek Australian man is being applauded for his extraordinary act of kindness amid the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, handing out $100 cash to each one of the hundreds…

Greek students and workers from Italy

Greek students successfully repatriated from Italy by ferry

The Greek government successfully repatriated 250 Greek nationals from Italy on Sunday, the majority of which were university students. In a joint operation carried out by the Greek Foreign Ministry, the Greek…

corona update

Greece confirms 464 coronavirus cases and 6 deaths

Greek Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras on Thursday announced that 46 new coronavirus cases have been reported, raising the country’s total to 464 while the death toll…


Greece bans gatherings of 10 people and more in public spaces

From Thursday, gatherings of more than 10 people in public spaces are banned in Greece, according to the new stricter measures announced by Civil Protection Deputy Minister, Nikos Hardalias. “Movement outside of…


Greece reports fifth coronavirus casualty

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece has risen to 387, according to the latest update from Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras. There were 35 new…


Coronavirus cases in Greece climb to 331

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece has risen to 331, according to the latest update from Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras. In the last 24 hours, there…


Coronavirus tally in Greece hits 45

Fourteen new cases of Coronavirus was announced by the Greek Health Ministry on Friday, taking the country’s total to 45. The director-general of the World Health Organisation has warned governments that the…


THI Australia renews grant to SOS Family Support Program

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia has renewed its support for SOS Children’s Villages Greece, providing children from disadvantaged families in Patras with critical educational and nutritional support. The €20,000 grant renewal will…


9th case of coronavirus confirmed in Greece

The ninth case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Greece, has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. According to reports he is a Greek national who recently traveled to Israel and Egypt. He…