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Waiting for the sunset near the port of Partas, a lot of sailing boats and general boats approached the safety of the port,but this one was entering the right and decisive moment,when the colours of the sun looks as an explosion.

Dedicated to my friend and captain Longroute,Donato Ingenua Mente.


Patras

Patras (Demotic Greek: Πάτρα, P醫ra,Classical Greek: Πάτραι, P醫rai, Latin: Patrae) is Greece's third largest urban centre and the capital of the prefecture of Achaea, located in northern Peloponnese, 215 kilometers west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.
The Patras metropolitan area is a conurbation of 222,460 inhabitants.[3] The core settlement has a history spanning four millennia. In the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan centre of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to Christian tradition, it was also the place of Saint Andrew's martyrdom. Dubbed Greece's Gate to the West, Patras is a commercial hub, while its busy port is a nodal point for trade and communication with Italy and the rest of Western Europe. The city has two public universities and one Technological Institute, hosting a large student population and rendering Patras a major scientific centre with a field of excellence in technological education. The Rio-Antirio bridge connects Patras' easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of Antirrio, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece. Every spring, the city hosts one of Europe's largest and most colourful carnivals; notable features of the Patras Carnival include its mammoth-sized satirical floats and extravagant balls and parades, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors in a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with relatively cool yet humid summers and rather mild winters. Patras is also famous for supporting an indigenous cultural scene active mainly in the performing arts and modern urban literature; it was European Capital of Culture 2006.


Πάτρα

Η Πάτρα (αρχαία ελληνικά: Πάτραι) είναι η τρίτη σε μέγεθος πόλη της Ελλάδας, πρωτεύουσα του Νομού Αχαΐας, της περιφέρειας Δυτικής Ελλάδας και το μεγαλύτερο αστικό κέντρο και λιμένας της Πελοποννήσου.
Το ευρύτερο Πολεοδομικό Συγκρότημα της Πάτρας έχει μόνιμο πληθυσμό 190.843 κατοίκους (απογραφή 2001), ενώ ο Δήμος Πατρέων 160.446 κ. Η (κεντρική) πόλη της Πάτρας έχει 158.400 κ. κατά την τελευταία απογραφή. Η Πάτρα είναι το μεγαλύτερο οικονομικό, εμπορικό και πολιτιστικό κέντρο της Δυτικής Ελλάδας. Κατά τη διάρκεια των τεσσάρων χιλιετιών της ιστορίας της και ειδικότερα στη Ρωμαϊκή περίοδο, η Πάτρα αποτέλεσε κοσμοπολίτικο κέντρο της Μεσογείου, ενώ σύμφωνα με την χριστιανική παράδοση είναι ο τόπος του μαρτυρίου του Αγίου Ανδρέα.

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