The gathering of the Sarakatsan

Sarakatsan
pertouliSarakatsan are an ethnic minority speaking Greek language, nomadic, present mainly in Greece and Bulgaria and in lesser numbers in Albania and Macedonia. Every year at the end of June, on a plateau in the mountains near Meteora, is held their most important gathering. Absolutely not touristic, it is a wonderful opportunity to take a dip in the tradition of this welcoming community.

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Nestorio, river party!

Greece, Nestorio
nestorioAnother rainy day and we resign ourselves to go and visit Nestorio, a small village about 25 km from Kastoria, where is held a famous summer music festival on the river Aliakmona. We take advantage of the facilities to make a camper service and then go to visit a unique church…

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At Europe’s borders: Oil Wrestling

hilgia_bannerroussa_mapThose who are lucky enough to attend one of the two Turkish wrestling (Oil Wrestling) festivals held in northern Greece, will definitely have the impression to have crossed the borders of Europe long ago… this ancient Turkish-Persian tradition remained in Greece as an inheritance Ottoman invasion.

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