Festivals

 

The entire ancient and modern history of the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca, resulted in the formation of a very interesting and diverse cultural background with a strong influence of different elements of each historical period. One of the most characteristic examples of that, is the great musical tradition of the islands (which includes philharmonic orchestras, chants and traditional songs), which is manifested through cultural activities that include both traditional festivals and events of a more alternative nature.

 

Folklore festival of Saints Fanentes

All Saints’ Day

Sami, AgioiFanentes

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of the Holy Mother at Themata

Easter Tuesday

Pilaros, Themata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival at Agrilia

May 1st

Sami, Holy Monastery of Agrilia

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint John Lampadaris

June 24th

Fokata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance, local custom

 

Folklore festival of  the Apostles Peter and Paul

June 29th

Valeriano

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  the Apostles

June 30th

Frikes, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Afales Beach, Marmaka Beach


Folklore festival of  the Holy Mother DiotissaJuly 1st- 2nd

Lourdata, Dias Islet

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Agios Thomas Beach

 

Folklore festival of  SaintProkopios

July 8th

Kampitsata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of Saint Ephimia

July 11th

AgiaEphimia

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of SaintMarina

July 17th

Exogi, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Afales Beach, Marmaka Beach

 

Folklore festival of the prophet Elias

July 19th- 20th

Razata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Grouspa Cave

 

Folklore festival of the prophet Elias

July 20th

Kioni, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of the prophet Elias

July 20th

Agrapidies, Fragkata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Polje of Valsamata

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Ephpraxia

July 25th

Aphragia, Tzanata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of Saint Anna

July 25th

Lakithra

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Ai- Chelis Beach

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Paraskevi

July 25th

Faraklata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Paraskevi

July 25th

Lepeda

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Paraskevi

July 25th

Xerizomeno, Troianata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Paraskevi

July 25th

Tsiphata, Lourdata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  SaintParaskevi

July 26th

Asprogerakas

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Paraskevi

July 26th

Atheras

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Panteleimon

July 27th

Thenia, Kontogourata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Panteleimon

July 27th

Poulata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Aggalaki Cave

 

Wine Festival,Perachori

Last Saturday of July

Perachori, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Cave of the Nymphs, Rizes Cave

 

Folklore festival at Divarata

Last days of July

Divarata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Damage zone of Charakas/ Myrtos

 

Watermelon Festival

Last days of July

AgiosDemetrios, Paliki

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of SaintEleftherios

Last days of July

Ainos Mt., AgiosEleftherios chapel

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Carstic erosion of Ainos, Rudists

 

Sardene festival

July/ August

Fokata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Festival of serenades and traditional riganada

First days of August

Vlachata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance, local custom

Agios Thomas Beach

 

Saristra Festival

First days of August

Old Vlachata

Artisticevents, exhibitions, music

 

Folklore festival of the Savior, Stavros

August 5th- 6th

Stavros, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of the Savior, Sami

August 6th

Grizata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of the Savior, Poros

August 6th

Poros

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Poros Gorge

 

Folklore festival of the Savior

August 6th

Davgata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of the Savior

August 6th

Travliata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival at Farsa

August 7th

Farsa

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Festival of Harvest and Moustalevria

August 12th

Troianata

Localproducts, traditional food, music, traditional dance, localcustoms

 

Wine Festival, Mantzavinata

Saturday before August 15th

Mantzavinata

Local products, traditional food, music, traditional dance

Xi Beach

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy Mother’ s Day Eve

August 14th

Simotata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Agios Thomas Beach

 

Folklore festival for the Holy Mother’s Day Eve

August 14th

Anogi, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Menhir of Anogi

 

Folklore festival for the Holy Mother’s Day

August 15th

Platrithia, Ithaca

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Afales Beach, Marmaka Beach

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy Mother

August 15th

Chionata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy Motherof Lagkouvarda/ of Snakes

August 15th

Markopoulo

Localproducts, traditional food, music, traditional dance, localcustoms

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy MotherGkravaliotissa

August 15th

Pastra

Traditional food, music, traditional dance, local customs

 

Folklore festival of  SaintGerasimos

August 16th and October 20th

Omala, Holy Monastery of St. Gerasimos

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Polje of Valsamata

 

Robola wine Festival

Saturday after August 15th

Fragata, Valsamata

Local products, traditional food, music, traditional dance

Polje of Valsamata

 

Folklore festival of  Saint Dionisios

August 24th

Livadi, Paliki

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Livadi Wetland

 

Folklore festival of  Saint John

August 28th

Karavomylos

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Karavomylos Lake

 

Shepherd Festival

Last days of August

Pilaros, Themata

Local products, music, traditional dance

 

Festival of the kefalonian meatpie

Last days of August

Tzanata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Argostoli barcarole

August

Argostoli

Traditional music, local custom

Koutavos Lagoon

 

Assos barcarole

August

Assos

Traditional music, local custom

Lower Cretaceous, Assos

 

Festival of the Hunters’ Association

Last days of August, first days of September

Ainos Mt., Molouhunting lodge

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

Carstic erosion of Ainos, Rudists

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy Mother Lamia

September 7th

Dilinata

Traditional food, music, traditional dance

 

Folklore festival of  the Holy Mother of Drapano

September 24th

Drapano

Traditional food, music, traditional dance, local customs

AgiaVarvara Church

 

Folklore festival of  Saints Taxiarches

November 8th

Pastra

Traditional food, music, traditional dance