Barry Dried Fruit Warehouse | InfoCenter Patras

Patras, on the north coast of the Peleponnese, dates its origins from the 3rd millennium bc, and is the third largest city in modern Greece. As a port it has always fulfilled a significant role in trade between Europe and the Middle East. In the nineteenth century the trade in dried fruit from the Peleponnese was particularly important, and the English word ‘currant’ is derived from the name of the nearby city of Corinth.


Several British companies traded in dried fruit from premises in Patras, and a raisin warehouse built by one of them, F F A Barry, was adapted as a meeting place for cultural events, and since 2001 has served as the city’s information centre.

Barry Dried Fruit Warehouse | InfoCenter Patras
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