They started wrestling. Nobody was backing up. From where I was standing I could not take good pictures. When I approached the wrestlers, the watchers started yelling at me for ruining their view. I decided to be exactly behind the referee in order not to disturb anyone and when I saw something interesting I took pictures as fast as possible.
The famous religious custom of walking on burning coal barefoot. Believers perform a ritual Dionysian dance to get to a state of nirvana before walking on burning coals.
Annual dancing on fire (Anastenaria) taking place in a village nearby Salonica. A very old custom and very famous in Greece. A lot of people visit from Salonica to see the event.
A very old custom that takes place in a small seaside village, near Volos. The water of the sea is blessed and soon after dozens of beautiful horses go inside the sea to get the blessing.
A week before the celebration of Saint John of Russia, the church of Saints Constantine and Helen also celebrates. A litany takes place around the village and food and dancing follows soon after.
My personal experience to this event is limited to a surprised look and around 50 photos. I really admire these people! They did what I wouldn't even dare to think of doing. Ride a bike completely nude and exposed in one of the busiest streets of the world.