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Gavalohori Cultural Event

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Glossa Event

The Mothiana-Skiafotiou Cultural Club "The resurection" organizes summer event, sometime between July and August, whenever the executive board decides.
Includes, like all traditional events, Cretan music, delicious dishes and plenty of wine. Events like this are made so one can meet friends, listen to music and dance while enjoying the good food and drink.

Gramvoussia, July or August

GRAMVOUSSIA is a cultural festival which aims at the showing of Kissamos district and getting known with it through tradition, music, arts, sports etc. It takes place every year during the summer, from July to August, under the authorization of "Gramvoussa" Projection of Kissamos Society and with the economic help and participation of Kissamos municipality. The success of the event resulted in repeating it and attracting many people, natives as well as tourists, every year.


Laina Festival

On August the Cultural Club of Nohia organizes the Laina Festival. In the municipal apartment of Nohia the traditional Laina (jug) is made not like in any other place.
In the Cultural Club hall there is a pottery exhibition, where visitors can admire and buy rare exhibits. In the Elementary school square a feast follows. Characteristic is the hospitality of the village people who with their good spirit, the traditional dishes and Cretan music urge visitors to have fun and dance till morning.
It is noteworthy that every visitor leaves with some sample of the traditional art which is given as a gift.


Tsivara Cultural Events, July-August

Tel: +30 28250 36807-86431

Cultural events-festivals

Pallinia, on July

AGRIA (Small town) VOLOS

Folk art and painting exhibitions with traditional dancing performances.


First 2 weeks of May.


End of June.


3-day cultural event

, , 16/7 - 19/7



Speech, theatrical performance, music and dance night, dispensation of honors.


Cultural August


"En Aptera" Musical Events, July-August

, 15/8/2002

Pallinia, on July



Elikia - Posidonia

, , 22/7 - 10/8

The Castle Feast

, , 1/8 - 15/8


River party

During August

Eleftheria, at the end of June



The Municipality and Cultural Centre "Theophrastus" hold popular art exhibitions, contests and concerts during the first fortnight of August.



A 3-days feast



Patatiada feast takes place during the first weekend that follows the Assumption Day (15th August) with musical and theatrical events, football matches etc.


On October


Culture and Tradition feasts

Concerts, theatre, sports events, dancing etc.



  Numerous, interesting happenings are organised every year on the island under the auspices and the organisational care of the Municipal Authorities. The summer festivities include the Wine Feast in Perahori as well as concerts, exhibitions, lectures and theatre performances that take place in Vathi.
  One of the biggest religious feasts is organised every year in Kathara Monastery on 8th September.
  Other religious feasts take place in Kioni on 24th June and 20th July to honour Aghios Ioannis and Prophet Elias. In Platrithias and in Anogi on 15th August and in Exogi on 15th and 6th August the local people celebrate Virgin Mary’s Assumption and the Transfiguration respectively.
  Moreover, every year since 1981 the Centre of Odyssean Studies organises a convention with the participation of eminent scientists from all over the world.
  Last but not least, Ithaki’s Theatre Competition has become an institution and attracts theatre lovers from all over Greece. For twenty years, top performers of the greek theatre and amateur groups from every part of Greece and from Cyprus come to Ithaki to participate at the competition and to present their job to the audience.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc. of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.

Tournament of Sekliza

, , 1/8 - 15/8

Kappadakia, on August

KARDAMENA (Small town) KOS


During summer





Cassandra's Festival

, , 1/6/2002


"Ardas" Youth Meeting, end of July



, , 25/7 - 27/7


Competitions of traditional Cretan cuisine

The contribution of Kavrochori's Cultural Association is deemed to be significant. It was established in 1995 and since then has organized three (3) pan-Cretan competitions of traditional Cretan cuisine for physically challenged people. It is organized on the first fortnight of July, on Saturday, early in the afternoon until the first early hours. The contestants cook in front of the public in properly equipped spaces at the village's square. For example we could mention some traditional delicacies like: groats with snails, pork with leek and amathia (type species: Sertularia lendigera Linnaeus, 1761) etc.
During that night, supplemental festivals are being hosted like book fairs regarding Cretan cuisine, painting exhibitions and herb display of plants that thrive in Crete like sage, oregano etc. After the end of the competition the Union has taken provisions for entertaining the guests with folk Cretan bands in properly modified places.

This text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Gazi URL below.

  Cephalonia has a rich cultural tradition and an important cultural present. The Chorus Centre of Argostoli and Lixouri organises the International Music and Chorus Festival every year since 1978. At Argostoli’s Municipal Theatre musical and theatrical performances by local and engaged artistic groups are presented throughout the year, whereas during the summer season exhibitions are hosted all over the island. All the above events are organised with the initiative and the responsibility of the Local Authorities and the people of Cephalonia have an active participation in them. The events that take place during Robola’s Feast, in Omala (where the Robola wine is produced) every August are of extreme importance. Finally, the focal points of cultural events are the areas of Livatho (Kourkoumelata) and Sami where keen cultural creation is developed.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc. of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.

KOBOTI (Small town) ARTA



, , 14/5/2002 - 20/5/2002

Festive occasions of affranchisement from Turkish domination.


, , 15/7 - 17/7



Faletsiotika, in the ealy August


Cultural events at Lithotopos. Fish festival.
Annual lakeside concert. Rock festival. (In the end of August.)

  The Municipality of Loutraki - Perachora is famous for the variety and quality of cultural and athletic events it organizes.
  Tens of concerts, stage shows and various happenings, offer a unique quality to the visitor’s stay in Loutraki. The municipal bands, the cheerleaders, inviting musicians and famous Greek or foreign artists, the organization of art exhibitions and merry feasts, add color and cheerfulness to the visitor’s life.
  The Municipality of Loutraki - Perachora has placed particular emphasis on the organization of big sport events in order to further develop sport tourism. Interesting and significant sport events are successfully organized in the municipality’s sport venues all year round by Pan - Hellenic and Pan - European standards.

This text is cited Jan 2004 from the Municipality of Loutrakion - Perachoras URL below.


Makrinitsa's touristic development begins in the 1960's, when its residents realise that they have to maintain their characters, to propose their particularities, their customs and traditions. Their worries find a way out with the establishment of the "Progressive Association of Makrinitsa", with the revival of the unique folklore tradition "Maedes" and the erection of the Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion. This great cultural intervention led the community at the beginning of 1990's to the organization of cultural events that were established and their fame was spread all aver Greece. Since 1991 and every summer from 15th july until 30th september, cultural events named "Makrinitsa" are organized by the community with painting, photography and sculpture exhibitions, theatrical music and Greek song concerts and at the peak, the presentation of the folklore tradition "Maedes".

This text is cited September 2004 from the Community of Makrinitsa URL below, which contains images

Cultural Week, last week of July





Messapia are held at the beginning of July.


Summer mountain youth feast

Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Konitsa

, , 24/7/2001 - 15/8/2001


Aristotelia Festival is organised in July-August by the Municipality of Naousa.



, , 21/7/2002

Feast of the Hellenes of Diaspora


Cultural August

, , 29/8




Valaoritia is held in July.


During August.



Titania are held during last days of August and the first ten days of September.


, , 12/8/2002 - 14/8/2002


Nautical Week (June)


, 1/8 - 3/8



, , 20/8 - 30/8

Veniaminia are organised by the cultural centre "Veniamin o Lesvios" (= Veniamin of Lesbos) every August.

Pallinia, on July


In Shrove Monday


Folklore dance festival for children (in July)

The Athletic & Cultural Association of the Municipality of Portaria organizes every year in the central sqaure of Portaria "Melina Merkouri", during the summer cultural events, the Folklore Dance Festival for Children. Groups from all over Greece take part in this festival, expressing their local tradition. The dancers are all under 16 years of age. This festival is a good opportunity to visit Portaria, to enjoy the cool air under the old plane-trees in the square and watch the dances which are presented by the various groups.

This text is cited September 2004 from the Municipality of Portaria URL below, which contains image

International folklore dance festival

The Athletic & Cultural Association of the Municipality of Portaria every year organizes in the central square "Melina Merkouri", during the summer cultural events, the International Folklore Dance Festival. Dance groups from various countries participate in this festival, expressing their local traditions. The dancers are over 15 years of age.


In August.


August Festival

, , 1/8/2002 - 10/8/2002


Cultural September


Sani's Festival, July-September

Eurotea in September

IRENE (Peace)

, , 1/8


, 13/8/2002 - 15/8/2002



Odeon of Herodes Atticus



In the end of August, there is the 'Prespian' a cultural festival with music, dance and theater held in Agios Achillios. Famous artist coming from the three neighboring countries participated in the festival in an effort to promote the trans-boundary dimension of Prespa's values and traditions. When visiting Prespes, one should try the 'Fasolada', a beans soup seasoned with a power made with red hot chilly papers. As well another good choice is the 'gigantes sto fourno', baked beans. Late in the summer the visitor should try grilled sweet red peppers and 'tsironia', small dry fishes, together with the wine and 'tsipouro'.

This text is cited September 2004 from the Municipality of Prespes URL below

AGRIA (Small town) VOLOS

Classical Guitar International Festival

Folk Dancing Festival

(Following URL information in Greek only)


Dance & Songs

Organized by Omonia Cultural Association during August.

APOLLON (Municipality) ARCADIA


Balkan Choral Feastival of Argos Orestiko

2-day during October

Fortnightly Festival of Argostoli, on July


Epidaurus Festival

The Epidaurus Festival, which will be half a century old next year, is deeply rooted in the collective Greek conscience. The Epidavria, as the event was baptised (in an attempt to get rid of the foreign word 'festival') by Emilios Hourmouzios ― the man who managed to turn into reality Dimitris Rondiris' dream ― never lost its charm, not even in its worst moments, and is still the cultural landmark of the summer.

The first person to make the ancient theatre of Polyclitus reverberate again with ancient tragic poetry was director Dimitris Rondiris. In 1938, as managing director of the Greek National Theatre, he presented Sophocles' Electra in broad daylight with Eleni Papadaki as Clytemnestra and Katina Paxinou in the title role. The success of that experiment gave the green light to the Archaeological Council to move on with the restoration of the theatre, continuing in effect the work of archaeologist Panagis Kavadias, who had located the ancient theatre - designed by architect and sculptor Polyclitus in the late fourth century BC - under a densely wooded hilltop. The wise archaeologist had expressed the hope that his discovery would not become just another archaeological site. This is why he left a provision in his will that the inhabitants of the village of Ligourio, who had done the actual digging that brought to light the stonework of the terraces with pickaxes and their bare hands, should be allowed to attend the performances free of charge. For decades, those very villagers were the first critics: no dress rehearsal ever took place without their presence. The Second World War and the difficult years of the ensuing Greek Civil War delayed Rondiris' plans. In 1954, as managing director of the National Theatre again, the drama teacher revived the ancient monument once more. Euripides' Hippolytus was presented at Epidaurus at dusk, and an owl, as if replacing the third bell, marked the beginning of the performance. Even today, spectators know that as soon as they hear the hoot of the owl, the performance is due to begin. The performance of Hippolytus - the dress rehearsal, as it was called, of the festival - convinced even the most reluctant among the decision makers that the idea of an annual festival was entirely feasible. Ten thousand spectators arrived using all forms of transport, by land or by sea, cramming the tiers. Thanos Kotsopoulos, Elsa Vergi, Athanassia Moustaka, Stelios Vokovich and Alekos Alexandrakis (in the leading role) bewitched the public. Leon Koukoulas wrote then in Athinaiki (June 13, 1954): 'He [Rondiris] proved that he was aiming at something much more essential in his productions of ancient drama: to make the public identify with drama.'

The following year, in 1955, Emilios Hourmouzios took over from Rondiris as director of the National Theatre and the Epidavria became a regular annual event. Paxinou's unique interpretation in Euripides' Hecuba served as the official inauguration of the new festival. For 20 years, the National Theatre monopolised the performances. With a mixed male/female chorus practising all year round, it wrote some of the most glorious pages in its history. Indisputable sovereigns of the festival during that period were Katina Paxinou and Alexis Minotis. Next to them shone the star of Anna Synodinou, the 'Princess', as she was nicknamed after her successful appearance in the title role of Sophocles' Antigone in 1956, a performance that went down in history as 'Antigone's full house' since it attracted over 16,000 spectators. This was an all-time record that made influential columnist Dimitris Psathas write: 'Such a huge crowd is unprecedented, even by football or baseball standards. All those people came to the theatre for Sophocles, and if this doesn't mean something, what does?' The Epidaurus Festival confirmed the revival of Aristophanes which was first started at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 1956, and continued one year later at Epidaurus with Lysistrata. The leading actors were Mary Aroni and Christoforos Nezer, who dominated Attic comedy for years with their performances. Aristophanes became a permanent feature of the Epidaurus Festival.

New Faces and Scandals
The 1960s witnessed the presence of new blood at Epidaurus along with a whiff of scandal. Takis Mouzenidis directed The Madness of Hercules in 1960, a performance in which Thanos Kotsopoulos showed his mettle. Four years later, Alexis Solomos tried his hand at tragedy with a historic performance of Aeschylus' Suppliants, about which Iro Lambrou wrote: 'He showed daring, imagination and inventiveness.' One year earlier, in 1963, under the tutelage of Paxinou, Eleni Hadziargyri interpreted Io in Prometheus, a production that established Alexis Minotis as both a leading director and actor: a new tragedian was born. The decade closed with a huge, silly scandal. In 1969 Evangelos Fotiadis, appointed director of the National Theatre by the military junta, decided that Pavlos Mantoudis' costumes for Euripides' Electra were 'anti-Greek and of communist inspiration' (!) and forbade their use. The performance was finally staged, against the will of director Takis Mouzenidis and the costume designer, with new costumes designed by Kleovoulos Klonis. Thirty years later, in the same tragedy with Lydia Koniordou in the leading role, Kostas Tsianos was praised for using traditional Greek costumes that differed little from those designed for the 1969 performance.

New faces appeared in the 1970s as well. Spyros A. Evangelatos directed Sophocles' Electra in 1973 with Antigone Valakou, winning a permanent place at Epidaurus. The year 1975 was a great one for Epidaurus: the National Theatre's monopoly was broken and the gates of the theatre were flung open for other companies as well. Karolos Koun and his Art Theatre company staged the famous performance of The Birds and the State Theatre of Northern Greece presented Sophocles' Electra with Anna Synodinou and Nelly Angelidou, directed by Minos Volanakis. In the same year, Alexis Minotis returned to the theatre with his Oedipus at Colonus, a great moment in the history of the Epidaurus Festival.
More companies were added in the 1980s. Among them, Spyros A. Evangelatos' Amphi-Theatre and the Cyprus Theatre Organisation, which earned unanimous praise with Euripides' Suppliants, directed by Nikos Haralambous. In the early '80s, Karolos Koun advanced his research into ancient drama, culminating in Euripides' Bacchae with Mimis Kouyoumtzis as Dionysus. During that time, Maria Skountzou also earned her reputation as a tragedian along with three other actresses, Jenny Gaitanopoulou, Despina Bebedeli and Reni Pittaki. This was also the time when new translations came to aid the performances, like the ones by K.H. Myris (Kostas Georgousopoulos) and Kostis Kolotas. In the meantime, the theatre opened its doors to the popular 'stars' of the day - a policy that was abandoned as soon as it was adopted - and foreign artists like Peter Hall, who initiated a systematic research into ancient tragedy with his Oresteia. The year 1991 saw Leda Tassopoulou's crowning moment in her performance of Sophocles' Electra, directed by Evangelatos. This production also revealed the vast talent of Nikitas Tsakiroglou ― an actor who had earlier excelled in Sevastikoglou's performances ― further proved by his interpretation in Prometheus. Yorgos Lazanis, who parted with the 1980s by directing Philoctetes and playing the main part, brought to the '90s a fresh view on the interpretation of tragedy, along with a new leading actress, Katia Gerou. It was also in the '90s that Mimis Kouyoumtzis proposed his own interpretation of Aristophanes' Pluto and the National Theatre committed itself to big productions for export with actors well schooled in tragedy, such as Stefanos Kyriakidis, who was praised for his interpretation of Creon in a production of Oedipus Rex directed by Vassilis Papavassiliou. In the same decade, Yorgos Michalakopoulos interpreted a different Aristophanes hero each year.
The Epidaurus Festival entered the new millennium with Sophocles' Antigone directed by Yorgos Kimoulis. The institution keeps going strong, open to new ideas and artists who will continue the work of the pioneers: directors, actors and stage designers like Klonis, costume designers like Antonis Fokas, choreographers like Maria Hors, and many others. In 1955 in the Eleftheria daily, Dionyssios Romas pointed out the significance of the Epidaurus Festival in an article that could well have been written today: 'I do not know whether we Greeks understand the significance of the fact that we were lucky enough to witness the rebirth of the babbling brook that gave new life to these dead stones, these theatres, which systematic effort strives to turn yet again into "pan-Hellenic" meeting points, where thousands of modern people gather to pay tribute to art, the only goddess whose worship - though flagging at times - knows no end.'

Eleni Papasotiriou.

Programme 2005

June 24 - August 27

September Youth Festival

New Artist Festival

(Following URL information in Greek only)

DION (Municipality) PIERIA

Οlympus festival

Short Film Festival of Drama

FILIPPI (Ancient city) KAVALA

Ancient Drama Festival

This Festival is taking place during summer months in the ancient theatre of Philippi for the past 40 years.

Festival of Philippi

Since 1957, it has been the most important cultural happening of the city and one of the most important of Greece. It takes place in the ancient theater during the high season, in July, August and September with ancient and modern performances, ballets and concerts by theatrical troupes, orchestras and bands of international fame.

KALAMARIA (Suburb of Thessaloniki) THESSALONIKI

Para Thin Alos (by the seaside)

This is a phrase by Homer that means by the sea, on the beach and it marks these activities that the Municipality of Kalamaria has been organizing for year. The events take place on the only beach in the city of Thessaloniki, Aretsou beach. They have been cherished by the people and praised by the press and the media. The first events of "Para thin alos" were organized in 1991 and came as an evolvement of the "Meeting of the Composers of Thessaloniki" which at that time already existed for 9 years. Ever since the first events took place, the Municipality felt that they should embrace various forms of art (music, dancing, exhibitions, cinema, lectures, and e.t.c.) by focusing in a thematic circle each time.

International Chorus Festival

, , 1/9 - 10/9

Forest and Folk Tradition Festivals

Every summer and for about one month, from the beginning of July up to the middle of August, the town is transformed into an island of Cultural Activities with Theater Performances, Music Concerts, Dance Performances, Photography Exhibits and generally all types of Artistic Activity.

This extract is cited August 2003 from the Municipality of Karpenission URL below, which contains images.



Ecological festival (in July)

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