Greece is a country in which customs and traditions
are strongly alive in the daily lives of people. The
average tourist holidaying in Greece will experience
little, if anything at all, of the traditional Greek ways
of life. All they come for is the sunshine, fun and
relaxation. Fortunately, there are also plenty of
visitors with a more profound interest in the country and
its people. All they need to do is stay away from the
beaten tourist track, because everywhere else, Greek
tradition – music, celebrations, religion, festivals
and hospitality is very much alive. We have selected some
really "unique" traditions and we are planing
tours in order to give a picture of the natural beauty,
history and culture that Greece has to offer.
dates during 2006 / 2007.
|January 6, 2007: Tour
to the gynecocratia region,
where men and women reverse their
|February 16, 2007:
Tours following the Greek traditions
during carnival time.
|February 19, 2007: Ash
Monday - and all sorts of folkloric
|February 19, 2007: Dirty
Monday - and the
|April, 2007: Easter
customs on the island of Patmos,
|April 23, 2007: St.
George's nameday and the horse
|May 21, 2006: "Anastenaria" -
the fire walking tradition.
What is protecting the
|May 29, 2006: Mystras
Festival in memory of the
Paleologos family - the Byzantine
|July 20, 2006: Feast
of Sarakatsanoi at the
forest of Elatia - folk dancing and
|August, 2006: Mt.
Olympus Festival at the
Litohoro village. A great time to
hike the sacred mountain.
|August, 2006: Paros
and the Pirate raid Pageantry
at the village of Naousa.
|August 15, 2006: Mother
Mary's name day. Religious
festivals all over Greece and the
|August 20, 2006: Mount
Pelio and the Wedding recreation.
|August 26 - 27, 2006: Leonidio,
Arkadia and the Aubergine
(egg plant) cooking festival.
|September 8-10, 2006: Spetses
Island celebrations of
"Armata" and enactment of
the sea battle.
|November, 2006: Athens
- Marathon race. Arrangements
for the participating athletes and
|December 23: Kozani/Siatista
- Klarides. Festival with
bonfires(shepherds proclaimed Jesus'
All the above
tours are organised for groups from 5
- 30 persons
In 2007 - Ash
Monday = 19 February, Greek Easter =
In 2008 - Ash Monday =10 March, Greek
Easter = 27 April.
of Athens, Tours