Folklore

Cultural - Folklore Tourism

Kassandra peninsula is an initiation challenge for the visitor to ancient and modern culture. The archaeological sites, magnificent Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and chapels, the convent, the rich traditions and customs of the region, local festivals, modern art activities enrich the tour with variety.

 

We picked for you from the countless festivals of the area celebrating the memory of our Saints:

Feast of Zoodochos Pigi in Fourka, Great Friday

Feast of St. George in Paliouri, on 23 April

Feast of St. Athanasius Polichrono, on May 2

Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Hanioti, on 21 May

Feast of the Holy Trinity in New Skioni celebrated on the day of the Holy Spirit.

Feast of the Holy Apostles in New Fokaia, on 30 June

Feast of Agia Marina in Fourka, on 17 July

Feast of Agia Paraskevi in Kriopigi on 26 July

Feast of Agia Paraskevi in Agia Paraskevi on 26 July

Feast of St. Panteleimon in Kallithea, on 27 July

Feast of the Virgin Mary in Afitos, on 15 August

Feast of the Virgin Mary in Kalandra, on 15 August

Feast of the Virgin Mary in Kriopigi, on 15 August,

Feast of the Virgin Mary in Paliouri, on 15 August,

Feast of Our Lady the Plastariotissas in Kalandra on 23 August

Feast of Our Lady Revealed in New Skioni, on 22 & 23 August

Feast of St. John in Agia Paraskevi, on 29 August

Feast of Our Lady in Kassandria, on 8 September

Feast of Our Lady Polichrono, on 8 September

 

Folklore museums of our region

Folklore Museum of  Kassandria

Folklore Museum of Afitos (Athitos)

Folklore Museum of Polichrono (Polychrono)

History & Folklore Museum Agia Paraskevi

 

Events reviving traditional customs, such as:

Carnival events with most notable those of Polychrono, Afitos, Paliouri, Nea Skioni (last weekend of Carnival)

 The "Koulouma" Polichrono, Halkidiki Clean Monday

The burning of Judas in Hanioti

Events on First of May in Kassandria

 

Events dedicated, on events in the region, such as:

"Pontian Genocide" in Kassandria

"Holocaust of Kassandra" in Potidea

 

Sport and cultural events such as:

Sports tournaments in various parts of the Peninsula

The first week of August in Nea Skioni the entire town is in festive mood for the three-day cultural events of the celebration of anchovy

 

Musical concerts and festivals such as:

The Festival of Kassandra (Siviri) (July - August) with theatrical performances, concerts, etc.

The Sani Festival (July - August) with theatrical performances, concerts, photo shows etc.

 

Cultural Associations & Associations of Volunteers for the Environmental Protection of Kassandra Peninsula

The active local cultural associations, with their initiatives and festivities contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage, tradition, folklore, and the natural environment of our country.

 

Cultural Association " Flegra" of  Nea Potidea

Cultural and Folklore Association of  Nea Fokaia

Association of Friends of Folklore and Tradition "Afitos"

Cultural Association " Kassandra" of Kassandria

Association of Rented Rooms - Apartments "Ammon Zeus" and its Cultural Department based in Kallithea

Cultural Association of  Kriopigi

Cultural Association of  Polychrono

Haniotis Cultural Association "The Metikoi"

Cultural Association of  Pefkohori "Alkyon"

Cultural Association of  Paliouri "Theramvos"

Cultural Association of Agia Paraskevi "The Chalcedeans"

Nea Skioni Cultural Association "YDNA"

Cultural Association of  Kalandra

Cultural Association of  Fourka

Cultural Association of  Kassandrino

 

Haniotis Environmental Protection Volunteers Association

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