2019 International Folklore Festival of Lefkada
Since 1962 every year the International Folklore Festival of Lefkada takes place in Lefkada Town. A major international event during which popular and folk dance companies from all over the world gather in the capital of Lefkada island. They perform and entairtain the enthusiastic public. The aim of the Festival is to "spread bridges of communication and friendship,...
Traditional and mountainous village Karya In the central part of the island, at an altitude of 500 meters, you will find the charming village Karya. Karya is 20 minutes drive from Lefkada Town and Nidri. A lush vegetation surrounds this picturesque village. Traditional architecture in Karya Even though Karya is far from beaches, the village is captivating by its own authentic features....
Karya Lefkada
Introduction The representation of the Lefkadian traditional wedding is a the three-day event. It is one of the most important cultural events in the Prefecture of Lefkada. It takes place in Karya annually, usually on the first week of August. Karya Karya is one of the biggest villages of Lefkada Island. You can find it on one of...
Map of Lefkada island
Introduction Lefkada Island is not only a small paradise. Pleanty of things do do and see, fabulous beaches, accomodation for all budget possibilities. It is also a good starting point to go and discover other beautiful Ionian Islands. Private boats and a public ferry, in fact, link Lefkada to Meganisi, navigating along Skorpios and the Prince's Arcipelago islands....
Nidri Celebration of Agia Kyriaki
In front of the cosmopolitan Nidri, on the northern end of the Geni peninsula, there is a small white chapel.  This is  the church of Agia Kyriaki, also known as " The Chapel of the Rock". On the 7 of July Nidri becomes the center of a 3 days celebration to honor the Martyr to whom the...
The greek tradition of "Panigiri" Greeks are very religious and attached to their traditions. Most of them are orthodox, while there is a small minority of catholics. Like in many other religious countries Greek celebrate Christmas, Easter and other religious festivity. But this is not all....... During the summer months, all over Greece, from the tiniest of churches...
Xematiasma: Getting Rid of the Evil Eye So many accounts of cultural interactions between non-Mediterraneans and Greeks include a most curious episode: the protagonist is ‘spit’ on. There’s not any actual spitting, but there is an unmistakable, mock-spitting gesture, with an utterance to mimic the sound: “Ptou sou, ptou sou”.   What can be the meaning of this? The gesture – almost a tiny...

Lefkada : A guide!

 Lefkada : A guide Lefkada is easily accessible. It is linked to the Greek mainland via a small bridge and remains one of the Ionian’s most unspoiled destinations. A heaven for many Greek and foreign tourists due to its glorious sandy beaches. The island is a touristic destination suitable for all people. For those who look for sea and relax, those...

Old coffee shops

Coffee shops starts... In all provincial Greece the traditions remained alive and resist in time. Different local music, gastronomy or culture, every place has its own tradition. Old women embroider beautiful clothes and a lot of things. In past years when people had the necessity to communicate, they started a new time of growth, by opening coffee shops. At the...
Lefkadian cuisine Lefkadian cuisine begins many years ago, when people without having the facilities we have in our days they cooked tasteful things. In Lefkada, nowadays, exist around forty-seven villages and most of them have their own special traditional dishes. The old Lefkadian people had simple lives, but the difficulties were a lot and made them to get evolved. It is admirable,...

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