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Spartathlon - Ultramarathon Race (Athens to Sparta) 2018
Where: Athens, Greece
When:  Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
 
Every year, on the last Friday of September, the Spartathlon race starts from the Acropolises foot square in Athens (fFrom Athens to Sparta). This is an Ultra marathon with the participation of more than 200 runners from all over the world. The race perpetuates the heroic story of Pheidippides the messenger of the Greek army. According to the documentation of the historian Herodotus from 440 B.C., In the wartime between Persia and Greece, Pheidippides was sent from Athens to Sparta in order to get reinforcement. He reached Sparta...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Oxi (No) Day in Greece 2018
Where: Athens, Greece
When:  Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
 
October 28th is, according to modern Greece history, the day when Greece demonstrated its national coherence and fighting as an independent nation for the freedom and liberty of it citizens. On October 28th 1940, Greece Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, refused to accept the ultimatum of Benito Mussolini, the ruler of Italy, which demanded that the Greek army will surrender to the Italian army hence Greece will turn to be an occupies country. The response to the ultimatum, given to the Italian ambassador Emanuele Grazzi was of one word...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Athens Marathon 2018
Where: Athens, Greece
When:  Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
 
In contrary to the Marathon races in various cities worldwide, the participants of the Marathon race in Athens take part in perpetuation the heroic story about Pheidippides, the messenger of the Greek army who was sent from Marathon to Athens in order to inform the victory of the Greek army upon the Persian army. According to the legend he screamed "Victory" and dropped dead. The participants run in the original historic course from Marathon to Athens, 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards). The race starts at the old battle field in...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Gynaikokratia Festival 2019
Where: Kavala, Greece
When:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Tuesday, January 8, 2019
 
Gynaikokratia Festival – (Gynaikokratia literally means "women rule" or "a government of women") (Gynaikokratia – Γυναικοκρατία) is celebrated, every year, on January 8th. This is a feminist event that breaks the tradition for one day and the roles between men and women are switched.   On this day the women filled the coffee houses, the taverns and the villages’ squares with singing and dancing instead of the usual routines that...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Patras Carnival (Πατρινο Καρναβαλι) 2019
Where: Patrai, Greece
When:  Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019
 
Patras' carnival is one of the most famous in Greece. The carnival festivities take place each year between mid January to mid February (various dates). It ends with the burning at the stake of the King of Carnival and a big parade of floats and costumed groups.   Thousands locals and tourists attend the carnival. Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.   Patras' Carnival has some unique...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Athens Carnival 2019
Where: Athens, Greece
When:  Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019
 
2019 Greek Carnival Dates Triodion: Sunday, February 17th Tsiknopempti or "Burnt Thursday": February 28th Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 3rd Cheesefare Thursday: March 7th Main Carnival Weekend:  Friday March 8th-Sunday March 10th Clean Monday: March 11th High spirits, creative expression, wild colours and fantasy to spare are the driving forces behind this year's Athens Carnival, which kicks off on Tsiknopempti (Smoke Thursday). The aim of this year's Athens Carnival is to...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi 2019
Where: Galaxidi, Greece
When:  Monday, March 11, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019
 
The little harbor town, Galaxidi (Γαλαξίδι), is located on the south central part of Greece, north to the Peloponess.   The city is covered, every year, with more than 1.5 ton of colored flour which is thrown on the locales and the mass of tourists who attend the most insane battle.   The traditional flour battle symbols the end of the carnivals' period. The historic legacy and the causes to this fights are unknown. According to local tradition, in the 19th century, when...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Rocket War in Chios Island 2019
Where: Chios, Greece
When:  Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Saturday, April 20, 2019
 
Once a year, on the night between Saturday and Sunday of Easter (Holy Saturday), a traditional fireworks battle between the people of Saint Mark church and the people of Virgin Mary Erethianis church, is held. The churches that are situated one against the other, function as targets to a mutual fire. On Saturday evening, around 8 o'clock, the churches begin to shoot thousands of fireworks. The open space between the churches is wrapped with smoke and earsplitting noise.   Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days...(read more)
 
 
 
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