Patras Carnival: You Only Live Once!

Patras Carnival is not only the biggest carnival in Greece but also one of the biggest and best carnival celebrations in Europe. 

Patras Carnival is a celebration filled with color, music, dance, feasting, partying, drinking, and merrymaking. Patras Carnival is not just one event but is full of events and activities for the whole family.

There are parades, masquerade balls, street parties, a hidden treasure hunt, theatre and music performances and even a children’s carnival. The Grand Parade is the main event and highlight of the Patras Carnival, as is the Treasure Hunt Game that occurs across the city.

This year’s impressive program began on January 17th, with daily events held in various locations throughout Patra. All the events culminate in the grand parade on the big Sunday (February 26th).

The program of this year’s Patras Carnival has already been published and it is truly impressive. You can find it posted on

The grand and famous parade culminates on Sunday, February 26th (at 14:00). At 21:00, the carnival burning is scheduled to follow, followed by the closing ceremony, with a concert by the 1550 band on the pier of Agios Nikolaos.

Don’t miss it!!

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