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Living in Patras

Patras is one of the largest cities in Greece, forming a part of the Patras municipality, as well as being the capital of the Western Greece. The city is often known as ‘Greece’s Gate to the West’ because of its location, as well as being an important commercial hub for the city. Expats living in Patras will find that it is a lively city, which is popular with tourists and has a number of fantastic attractions to offer visitors and locals alike. This includes the Rio-Antirio Bridge, also known as the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, which is famed for being the longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge in the world. Expats living in Patras can also enjoy visiting places like the Achaia Clauss Wine Factory and the city’s various parks, as well as take in many of the Ancient Greek monuments and structures which are located in and around the city. Patras has a diverse culture with plenty of theatre, arts and cuisine options, as well as hosting the annual Patras Carnival, one of the largest in Europe, every February.

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    at Cruiser in Marina Floisvos :-)

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Moving to Patras

Patras is a fantastic city, which can offer plenty in terms of scenery, entertainment, history and culture, making it a popular destination. Expatriates moving to Patras will find that the city has a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers and milder winters which is when most of the rainfall tends to occur. The cost of living in Patras is in line with other major cities in Greece, which is lower than in a number of other European countries. Public transport is widely available in Patras, with buses being the main form of transport whilst there are also commuter rail services to nearby cities and Araxos Airport is located nearby for travel to and from other destinations in Europe. Any expatriate moving to Patras will benefit from joining InterNations, a thriving online community in which expats can socialize with each other, network as well as share information. As such, InterNations may prove to be a valuable resource for those who are new to Patras and to Greece.

Working in Patras

Patras’ economy largely relies on the tourism and services industries and expats working in Patras could find work in areas such as public services, retail and finance as well as the leisure industry, with a large number of hotels being present in the area. Other fields where expatriates in Patras may find work include the education sector, with the university employing a large number of workers across a number of areas, or with one of the major manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food production and energy companies also based in the city. Patras is also well-known for being a growing center for research and development. InterNations is a great resource for any expat relocating to a new city, and expatriates working in Patras may be able to ask advice as well as share information with like-minded individuals regarding work, education, housing and more in their new city as well as others all over the world.

  • Rajat Bhatnagar

    It is really good to speak and hear Hindi from time to time. With InterNations I got to know compatriots in Athens and Thessaloniki.

  • Amelie Barreau

    InterNations members are really helpful and provided us with valuable tips about the international schools in Athens.

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