The Sarakatsani by Michael Pappas • 25/06/2018 17:43

The Sarakatsani  -
The Sarakatsani

While on a three day trip to Meteora with friends and while having a coffee at a local cafe, a coach parks just outside the cafe. The passengers come out to get themselves coffee for the road. I can’t help but notice that some of them wear traditional clothes. I asked a lady in her traditional outfit who told me they are off to Pertouli, 45km away, for the annual Sarakatsanis meeting. I look my company straight in the eyes, hesitating to ask, but they just say I could go. They wouldn’t follow along. 

Arriving in Pertouli, the 38th Sarakatsani reunion had begun in a beautiful natural setting. I was not too late however and had the time to make images of some of the events. 

The Sarakatsani  -
The Sarakatsani

The Sarakatsani  -
The Sarakatsani

The Sarakatsani  -
The Sarakatsani

It seems that when you travel, you can always find hidden surprises and at this point, I would like to apologize to my friends for leaving them alone for a whole day but I know they understand because they are used to my obsession!

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