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  Patras, Greece
Patra has a population of over 200,000 and is an important commercial center and a busy port, with regular car-ferry services to and from Italy.
Saint Andrew came to Patras to preach Christianity during the reign of Emperor Nero and was crucified as a martyr.
Patras was invaded by the Turks in 1460.
www.creekin.net /c3749-n73-patras-greece.html   (974 words)

 Patras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patras is located 215 kilometers west of Athens by road, 94 kilometers northeast of Pyrgos, 7 kilometers south of Rio, 134 kilometers west of Corinth, 77 kilometers northwest of Kalavryta, and 144 kilometers northwest of Tripoli.
In 1204 Patras was conquered by the Fourth Crusade, and became the seat of the Latin Duchy of Achaia within the Principality of Achaea.Captured in 1205 by William of Champlitte and Villehardouin, the city became the capital and its archbishop the primate of the principality of Achaea.
Patras was liberated on 7 October 1828 by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese, under the command of General Maison.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patras   (4352 words)

Patras is also the capital of the Archaia prefecture and owes its name to Patreas, the ancient chief of the Archaians.
In 1205, Patras occupied center stage with the founding of the Principality of Achaia by the Franks.
In February, Patras is also known for its famous Carnival, which offers a festive sampling of its citizens' imagination filled with humor and high spirits which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
www.greekhotel.com /mainland/patra/home.htm   (408 words)

 University of Patras -> University -> Transportation
Patras is connected by air mainly through the International Airport of Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" (http://www.aia.gr/), which is located in Spata, east of Athens.
Patras is connected with Athens by regular coach services (http://www.ktel.org/), every 30' (it takes about 2,5 hours to reach the capital).
Patras is the western gate of Greece to Italy and Western Europe.
www.upatras.gr /university/transportation/transportation.php?lang=en   (505 words)

 DWT: Children's Carnival Poster
Cleopatra Dinga was born in Athens, Greece, in 1945.
Anthi Tomara was born in Patras, Greece, and studied drawing, painting, engraving and the bookmaker's craft at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Irini Bratti was born in Patras, Greece, in 1963 and studied political science and sociology at the University of Athens and Education at the University of Patras.
www.designingwithtype.com /patras/index.html   (892 words)

 Patras, Greece
Patras is the largest town and principal port of the Peloponnese, chief town of the nomos of Achaea, the see of an archbishop and a university town.
Patra stands below its Venetian Castle, on the site of the ancient city where, according to history, the Apostle Andrew taught Christianity and was later crucified and buried.
It is the largest communication center of Western Greece and is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
www.planetware.com /greece/patras-gr-pel-patra.htm   (206 words)

 University of Patras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the academic year 1966-67.
The University campus is 7 kilometres East of the city of Patras, in the area of Rion.
The University of Patras is at the forefront when it comes to research, both basic, advanced and applied has been heavily involved in many international projects in the area of research from the beginning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Patras   (1522 words)

 Car Hire in Patras Greece from carhire.co.uk
The City of Patras is situated on the northwest coast of the Peloponnese, between the Gulfs of Corinth and Patras.
Patras, built on a strategic seaside location, with "its back" to Mount Panachaikos, within a short distance from the coasts of Aitoloakarnania, very close to the Ionian Islands and just a few hours away from Italy, has always been endowed with all the necessary prerequisites in order to play a significant role in history.
Today, Patras is a modern city and an important industrial and commercial center, while its port is amongst the most important in Greece and a gateway to the West.
www.carhire.co.uk /car-hire/patras.html   (329 words)

 globeandmail.com: Greece's unlikely star
Patras is far from a tourism-driven fabrication — and that's both a strength and a weakness.
However, much of Patras is fairly modern — and the buildings along the arcaded commercial streets range from stylish and immaculate to near collapse.
Yet for most of the year, Patras tends to be a place people go through, not to.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/RTGAM.20060415.wxpatras0415/BNStory/specialTravel/home   (785 words)

 PC-HCI conference 2001.Location   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
People arriving at the new Athens International Airport are advised to take a taxi to the bus station or train station for Patras (allow 1-1.30’ hours, approximate price 5,000 to 10,000 GDR, depending on the time of the day, number of items of luggage etc).
In Patras, the Train Station (OSE) is located in the town centre, near the harbour and the Bus station.
Patras is connected with all major Greek cities, the nearby Ionian islands and the well-known archaeological sites by bus (Olympia, Delphi, Kalavryta).
www.ee.upatras.gr /PCHCI2001/gopatras.htm   (622 words)

 Patras Travel Tips - Patras Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
Patras is a nice place for sitting out and enjoying a cup of nice cold 'frappe' coffee (or a beer, or anything else you prefer).
Patras has a long coastline and, even though it's not everywhere pretty, it still gives a nice feeling to be close to the water.
Patras is the capital of the region or prefecture of Achaia.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Greece/Prefecture_of_Achaia/Patras-419326/General_Tips-Patras-R-1.html   (566 words)

 Patras Car Hire: Auto Europe Greece Car Hire
Patras, well-known for its vineyards, is the main centre for Western Greece with roads to many major cities.
Patras is famous for its historical monuments Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae.
Greece is the ultimate sunny holiday location and a great cultural experience.
www.auto-europe.co.uk /car-hire/Patras-hire-guide.cfm   (391 words)

 Travel Patras, Hotels in Patras, Hotel, Patras accommodation in Patras, Holidays
Patras is easy to reach from Athens by private or rental car, and by train or public bus.
In fact, bus departures are very frequent throughout the day, and the trip takes only two and one-half hours, along a very scenic route.
If you're interested in looking at this part of Greece, just let us know how you'd like to make the trip, and we'll be pleased to give you all the information you will need for travel and arrange your rental or private car for you.
www.patras-patras.com   (322 words)

 "PROSKOPOS" - Second Explorer Troop of Patras, Greece
The Scout Group 2 of Patras, Greece welcomes you to PROSKOPOS (greek for scout), a WWW publication devoted to Hellenic Scouting.
To the rythm of the largest youth movement in Greece and the planet.
The material presented is not necessarily in accordance with the official opinion of the Scouts of Greece.
www.proskopos.com /home_en.shtml   (442 words)

 Patras : Introduction | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The third-largest city in Greece and far and away the largest in the Peloponnese, Patras's unappealing urban sprawl now extends for miles north and south of the city center.
Lots of work was planned to smarten Patras for its role as the European City of Culture in 2006.
Patras has always had sights worth seeing -- the Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Archaeological Museum, a Roman Odeon (music hall) on the slopes of the ancient acropolis, and a medieval castle on the summit.
www.frommers.com /destinations/patras/1640010001.html   (263 words)

 Patras, Greece Car Rental Guide from Auto Europe
The city of Patras was created by the unification of three agricultural groups (Aroi, Anthia, and Mesatis) and was named after Patraes, the leader of the Achaians.
Patras is the third largest city in Greece and is a major terminal for ferries travelling to Italy and many of the Greek Islands.
Two of the most famous are the Carnival of Patras and the International Festival of Patras.
www.autoeurope.com /car-rental/Patras-rental-guide.cfm?c=1335   (494 words)

 Patras Hotels, Lodging, and Resorts (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Whether visiting Patras for leisure or business purposes, one of the hotels in our list of Patras accommodations will surely meet your needs.
Patras, GR Achaia beach hotel is a charming modern hotel thatCombines business and pleasure in a unique way.The hotel is situated on the north west coast ofThe peloponnesus in the suburbs of patras.
Patras, GR * mhr - medotels hotels and resorts *Patras byzantino hotel is a four star hotel located in theHeart of the citys business centre.
www.funtastik.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Greece/Patras/PatrasHotel.html   (234 words)

 University of Patras Human-Computer Interaction Group Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group of the University of Patras is active since 1994.
It has been hosted in the Computer Systems Lab of the ECE Department, while there are plans for moving in a new building in the next year.
HCI Resources in Greece and in the world.
www.ee.upatras.gr /hci/hcien/index.htm   (387 words)

 Greece travel and tourism guide - patras
Patras is the capital of the Achaia Region.
The city is among the most important in Greece, and the largest in the Peloponnese.
Patras' famous Carnival attracts thousands of visitors every year.
www.greecebyclick.com /regions/peloponnese/patras/index.cfm   (236 words)

 Patras Wireless Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Patras Wireless Network (PWN) is an open network of wireless users, that is based on 802.11b technology.
The purpose of its existance is mostly experimental, focusing on budget wireless devices operating under Linux.
PWN is located at Patras Greece, targeting the wider area of the city of Patras.
www.patraswireless.net   (135 words)

 Cheap Flights to Patras, Greece - Discount Airlines Europe (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Patras is the largest city on the Peloponnesian peninsula and is located on the northen cost of the peninsula.
There are two airports near Patras served by low cost airlines: Araxos Airport and Zakinthos Airport.
From Patras there are ferry connections to Corfu and the Italian ports of Bari and Ancona.
www.euroflights.info.cob-web.org:8888 /greece/patras   (133 words)

 Rock Climbing in Patra, GREECE
Patra, the 3rd largest city of Greece, is located at the north-west coast of Peloponnesos, having a direct ferry connection to Italy.
However I must admit that the most of the great climbing concentrates on the sport routes of the 7th and the 8th grade of the French difficulty scale.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Patra, despite the rapid development of Kalymnos, is still the queen of extreme sport climbing in Greece...
www.geocities.com /patrasclimbing   (249 words)

 Koubias Stavros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Koubias (koubias@ee.upatras.gr) received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D degree from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1976 and 1982 respectively.
From 1976 to 2004 he was a Research Associate, Lecturer, Assistant, Associated Professor and Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece.
From March 2001 to August 2003 he was the Director of the Network Operation Center (NOC) of the University of Patras.
www.apel.ee.upatras.gr /the_lab/faculty/koubias.htm   (221 words)

 Patras 2006 - Aeschylus’ CHOEPHORAE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The city of Patras, Greece, Cultural Capital of Europe 2006 has commissioned the American avant garde director Lee Breuer to create a bold new stage adaptation of the ancient tragedy, Choephorae or ‘The Libation Bearers’ for premiere in Patras on Friday, May 19.
Choephorae is the second part of The Oresteia, Aeschylus' ancient Greek dramatic trilogy which chronicles the murder of Agamemnon by his wife in revenge for the sacrifice of their daughter Iphigenia, Clytemnestra's killing by her son Orestes, and Orestes' resulting trial and acquittal.
Future performances of the completed work are in discussion for international touring after the Patras opening.
patras2006.gr /en/modules/extcal/event.php?event=24   (607 words)

 Patras, Greece - Cultural Capital of Europe 2006 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Travelers to the city can expect hundreds of special events, exhibits, festivals and presentations, all designed to show Patras at is best.
Savvy travelers already know Patras as a good example of a "real" Greek city, one still concerned with its thriving wine country, agriculture, and shipping as well its tourists.
For more information and help in planning a trip, contact Patra 2006 or the Municipality of Patras.
gogreece.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /od/citiestowns/a/patrasgreece06.htm   (400 words)

 Patra Car Hire Greece Car Rental Patra (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The port city of Patras, located on the north west region of the Peloponnese is one of the largest cities in Greece, and it's port plays a very important role with travellers arriving from neighbouring Italy.
Patras is an ideal base from which one can venture out, and explore some of the other regions of the Peloponnese, such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and many others.
Patras itself has some very interesting events and festivals that take place throughout the year.
www.carhire.aroundgreece.com.cob-web.org:8888 /car-hire-car-rental-patras-greece.html   (285 words)

 ECTS - University of Patras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The University of Patras was selected by the European Commission to participate in the ECTS Pilot Scheme in the field of Chemistry.
Consequently, all the appropriate measures were taken to ensure academic recognition of studies abroad.
At the University of Patras we will make every effort to make our foreign students’ stay as productive and pleasant as possible.
www.ects.upatras.gr   (129 words)

 Patras Jewish Cemetery, Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No Jews have lived in Patras since 1965, when the Jewish Community was dissolved.
Necessary Restoration Works: The cemetery needs to be cleaned, some graves have to be conserved and the tombstones have to be recorded.
Part of it is preserved in the Jewish Museum of Greece.]
www.isjm.org /country/greece/patras.htm   (78 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Wahl: Iraqi soccer players upset about Bush campaign ads - Thursday August 19, 2004 5:03PM
Salih Sadir, left, has celebrated two goals for the surprising Iraqis in Greece, but will find his return home quite sobering.
PATRAS, Greece -- Iraqi midfielder Salih Sadir scored a goal here on Wednesday night, setting off a rousing celebration among the 1,500 Iraqi soccer supporters at Pampeloponnisiako Stadium.
Though Iraq -- the surprise team of the Olympics -- would lose to Morocco 2-1, it hardly mattered as the Iraqis won Group D with a 2-1 record and now face Australia in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/olympics/2004/writers/08/19/iraq/index.html?cnn=yes   (779 words)

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