Patras Carnival (Πατρινο Καρναβαλι) 2018 | Greece, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Patras Carnival (Πατρινο Καρναβαλι) 2018

Where:   Patras, Greece
When:    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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Patras' carnival is one of the most famous in Greece. The carnival festivities take place each year between mid January to mid February (various dates). It ends with the burning at the stake of the King of Carnival and a big parade of floats and costumed groups.
 
Thousands locals and tourists attend the carnival. Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
 
Patras' Carnival has some unique characters such as the oath of the participants and their taking part in decorating the city.
 
Two effects mark the carnival's start: The departure of the carnival's train from Athens that goes through different cities up to Patras', and the official appearance of the carnival's queen.
 
Up to 30,000 functionaries take active part in the carnival that more than 300,000 people enjoy.

The carnival's program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get, parking etc. is present in the carnival's link website. See details below, under "Event Related Information" section.

 
Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.

Courtesy of Partas Carnival Photo
IMPORTANT:
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Event related information
Admission fee:
 free
Contact: 

DEPAP(Old municipal hospital)
Korillon 2,26225
Patrai
Tel: 2610 276836, 2610 276540 FAX: 2610 225948


Patrai travel information
Dialing code: 2610
Longitude: 21.73444°
Latitude: 38.24444°
Greece information address: Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Tourist website: www.gnto.gr

Greece country details
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +30
Language: Greek

Greece background and overview:
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]