In 2016, Wroclaw, together with San Sebastian - Donostia, a Spanish city, will carry the title of European Capital of Culture.

ECC 2006

Patras – European Capital of Culture 2006

Many Europeans were surprised that the third largest city in Greece was chosen for the European Capital of Culture. Award of the title of ECC enabled Patras to develop its infrastructure and become attractive not only in terms of culture, but also in terms of tourism and business. The example of Patras shows the important influence that culture has on urban development, especially from social and economic perspective.





ECC 2016 Information Brochure