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Patras, Achaia, Peloponnesos, Greece
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This is the capital of the region or prefecture. It owes the name to Patreas, chief of the Achaians.

It is the largest town in Peloponnese and a major centre of transportation, linking the country with Italy and Peloponnese with the Ionian islands.

The city extends from the shore up to the Castle. It is divided in two parts, the upper and the lower, whose layout, parks and plazas give it a definite distinction.

The old city, at the foot of the castle, still has a number of attractive neo classical houses, while the lower city has many mansions, such as those housing the Municipal Theatre and the Odeon.



The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, the city's patron, rises above the lower city. Patras possesses a fine archaeological museum, an art gallery and a printing museum. Patras' famous carnival attracts thousands of visitors every year.


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