"PATRAS- CARNIVAL CAPITOL OF GREECE" Top 5 Page for this destination Patras by janetanne
Patras Travel Guide: 179 reviews and 639 photos
If you love Carnival Time and can't afford to go to Rio in Brazil...come to Patras, Greece. Carnival time in Patras is absolutely Crazy! I have only been on one night during carnival time, 'Tsipno Pempti,' which is the Thursday night before the last Sunday of Carnival. This is the night traditionally, when people would 'fry-up' the last of the meat in their house or taverna's, in preparation for the long 'fasting' period which is 40 days before Easter.
Almost all of my friends who live in Patras have told me that they usually 'leave' Patras on the last weekend when things get really wild and crazy...unless they are in the parade, they say it is just too much for them! You will not find a hotel that has a vacant room unless you have booked far in advance! So, if you go on a last minute whim...plan to travel back towards Athens to a nearby village or town to find a room!
If you are young or adventurous...what the heck...Go for it and Have Fun!
- Pros:Big Port Town, great shopping, interesting sites
- Cons:Big Town, Lots of Traffic, Difficult to get around.
- In a nutshell:Please Patra, make some parking lots!
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