After three and a half hours we had walked the whole village and visited every house. The koudouniarides had sung and danced all this time but i was the only one feeling tired and frozen.
The clock was ticking. It was getting dark and more people were going out in the streets, dressed as carnivals, ready to have some good time. You could hear Balkan music everywhere.
In a small village, Kalamaki, which lies about 32km away from Larissa city, a rare, close to extinction profession can be found. Traditional coal making can be seen here around the producers' huts.
“Ohi Day” commemorates the rejection by Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on the 28th of October 1940, to allow Italian forces to enter Greece or otherwise face war.