The annual festival of Matala beach. A large hippie movement used to live here in the nearby caves. Every summer, a festival is organized with music and dancing until the morning.
Ξαφνικά ακούω φασαρία, τραγουδάνε, και μετά τους βλέπω σε σειρά να βγαίνουν μέσα από το δάσος. Το σημείο απ το οποίο βγαίνουν είναι καταπράσινο, γεμάτο ψηλές φτέρες και πυκνά έλατα. Είμαι τυχερός, αξίζει τον κόπο, βοηθάει και η μουντάδα του καιρού.
An annual feast to celebrate Elias the prophet nameday. Taking place on July 20 every year at a beautiful monastery, at the highest peak of Sifnos island in Greece.
A beautiful celebration on Elias the Prophet name day celebration, in a Monastery at the highest peak of Sifnos island, a typical small island in the heart of the Aegean. Evening Mass is followed by dinner, drinking and loads of music and dancing till the next morning.
The monastery of Saint Panteleimon, near Vlasti Kozanis, celebrates its patron saint. Many pilgrims arrive to pray and at the same time the villagers climb the mountain on the back of their horses.
The day before the name day of Saint Donatos, at the small church named after the Saint, near the village of Egklouvi in Lefkada island, the festival of lentils takes place.
The tribes of upper Sepic gather in this feast wearing traditional costumes and participating in frenzied dances. Feathers of various birds like the mighty Cassowary or the emblematic bird of paradise, shells, grass skirts, teeth of crocodiles and warthogs, bows and spears and of course full body painting are just a few elements of these traditional costumes. The decoration is completed with live baby crocodiles, hanging on men, women and children.