Vevčani is a small village near the Ochrid lake which is the home of an interesting carnival for the New Year (Julian calendar, January 14) with pagan routes. The locals are dressed most commonly in scary costumes and make a parade around the village streets.
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.
An ancient Dionysian custom taking place in one of the most beautiful villages of Naxos island, Aperathos. Men are getting dressed in fur and goat skins and hang bells around their waist to send away evil spirits.
Arachova is a very famous winter destination in Greece, because it combines the ski resort of Parnassus, along with the ancient city of Delphi. Every year, Saint George name day is celebrated and has a particular interest
An ecstatic festival of drinking and dancing to Dionysian rhythms takes place in the historic city of Missolonghi. The grand event is the parade of the horses along with the arm bearers.
This customs takes place twice a year in the Historic Town of Missolonghi. This is the summer one, which is much more crowded than the winter one and lasts for three consecutive days.
This is a small celebration in a small church in Olympos. The church has a terrific view to the village and many of the women come to the celebration dressed in their traditional dresses.
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.
During the summertime, months of July and August, you might be lucky enough to be invited in a traditional wedding in Anogia, the traditional, highest altitude village of Crete island