Sounds Greek to Me: The Famous Patras Carnival at the Athens Airport!

February 19, 2020

ATHENS – Patras is the 12th destination of the Athens International Airport programme Fly me to the Moon-Sounds Greek to Me! Continuing with even more images of Greece, the programme’s next surprise is a day dedicated to the traditions of the city of Patras! On Friday, February 21st, travellers and airport visitors will experience the unique Patras Carnival, while tasting fine local recipes

The Patras Carnival, the largest and oldest celebration in Greece, with this year’s theme around happiness and how everything leads to it, invites the passengers and visitors of the Athens International Airport to an unforgettable experience. The Queen of the Patras Carnival accompanied by a group of carnivalists dressed in carnival costumes, will set the entertaining tone, with their festive mood and sweet treats!

Sounds Greek to me at Athens International Airport!

12th destination: Introduction to Patras

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Departures’ Level – Entrance 3 – All Users Area

Hours: 12:00 – 16:00

Greece at the airport

The airport’s “Fly me to the moon” this year “unfolds” the natural beauty of Greece, the cultural identity, the gastronomy, the customs, the traditions, and the special character of each region. Our passengers and visitors will be enjoying these “journeys”, together with local representatives, and the people of our country’s “guest of honour” regions.

The programme:

O July 2018 – Central Greece

O September 2018 – Chania

O October 2018 – Epirus

O December 2018 – Northern Greece

O March 2019 – Skyros

O March 2019 – South Aegean

O April 2019 – South Kynouria

O July 2019 – Kastellorizo

O September 2019 – Prespes

O November 2019 – Arta

O December 2019 – Alexandroupoli

O February 2020 – Patra

“Fly me to the Moon” is a joint cooperation between Athens International Airport and elculture cultural platform which takes place for sixth consecutive years. For more information please visit www.aia.gr and www.elculture.gr.


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