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Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas in Patras is the largest Church in Greece. Thousands of people visit every year to see the exquisite architecture, beautiful paintings, and icons and to pray to the Holy Apostle Andreas,…

November 30, Feast Day of Holy Apostle Andreas

November 30, Feast Day of Holy Apostle Andreas

On November 30, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Holy Apostle Andreas, one of the 12 Apostles, and also Proklitos, because he was the first called Apostle, along…

Man in Patras decorates motorcycle with Christmas decorations

Man in Patras decorates motorcycle with Christmas decorations

A man in Patras decorated his motorbike with Christmas decorations to spread a little hope and cheer amid the lockdown. The delivery man accessorised his transportation vehicle with Christmas trees, a snowman,…

Beach in Patras packed during coronavirus lockdown

Beach in Patras busy during coronavirus lockdown

Pictures show a beach in Patras packed on Sunday morning (second day into lockdown), as residents made a beeline for the coast to take advantage of the warm temperature before the cool…

Students in Serres get creative to commemorate OXI Day

Students in Serres get creative to commemorate OXI Day

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, OXI Day celebrations were cancelled across Greece. However, this did not stop students in Neo Souli, Serres, from commemorating the important National Holiday safely and…

Patras commemorates OXI Day with vehicle motorcade

Patras commemorates OXI Day with vehicle motorcade (VIDEO)

A procession of vehicles drove through the streets of Patras on Wednesday to commemorate OXI Day. Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese.…

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…