In Methoni, on the first Monday of Lent there is the revival of Koutroulis' wedding. This incident dates back to the Enetokratia (= domination by the Eneti), around the 13th century when the knight Ioannis Koutroulis lived in Methoni. He was married to Dona Agathi who was older than him as well as infertile. He fell in love though, with the beautiful Arsana whom he finally married after 17 years of trying to persuade his wife to give him a divorce. Everything turned out well and the wedding took place in the form of a festival that lasted for many days.
This extract is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.
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