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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)
Manolis Kalomiris Festival
Where: Samos, Greece
When:  After June 2011 the festival will not be held any more.
Faithful to its annual meeting with its always growing audience from Greece and abroad, the internationally renowned ''Manolis Kalomiris Festival'' continues its course in the beautiful Aegean island of Samos. Hosting a series of high quality music and theatre events, the Manolis Kalomiris Festival honors the contemporary and traditional artistic creativity, Greek composers as well as Manolis Kalomiris, whose name it bears. Thus, every year, the festival brings life to the great Greek musician's vision for his home...(read more)
Summer in Heraklion
Where: Irakleion, Greece
When:  Early July - late September.
Every year the Municipality of Heraklion organizes a series of events entitled ''Summer in Heraklion'' and manages to surprise us every time not only because of the kind of events it presents but also because of their number. For example, the city of Heraklion is featuring the record number of 200 events! The programme has everything: ancient drama (tragedy and comedy), classical ballet, oratorio, opera, children's and modern theatre. The program of the festival runs through early July to late September (Various...(read more)
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