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At the Venetian Castle Cultutral Center of Catholic Church
Syros is the one of the few places in Greece where those of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths celebrate Holy Easter together
The paths will change starting and finishing point and will start from the town of Naxos. In the earlier two routes will be added and two new ones, a City Trail in old and picturesque castle of Chora of Naxos, and a route for children.
The municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis, the Local community of Phoenix and the athletic cultural association – Runners Syrou, co-organizing the races 3 km, 6 km men/women and children 100 m races in parallel. (for pre-school children), 200 m. (for children 1st and 2nd grade), 400 m (for children c and d grade) and 800 m (for kids (e) and (f) Municipal) at noon on Sunday 22 April 2018, in Phoenix.
Focusing on some of the small Cycladic islands, the 2018 championship will kick off in May with races on Kimolos and then continue on to Folegandros, Ios, Andros, Kythnos and Tinos.
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The South Aegean region, the municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis and sports cultural Club – Runners Syrou, co-organizing races 2.5 km, 5 km, 10 km men/women and children 100 m races in parallel. (for pre-school children), 300 m. (from 6 years up to 10 years), and 500 m (from 11 years and up), the three-day of penticost and more specifically the afternoon of Saturday 26 May 2018, in Syros.
The Embellishing Cultural Association of Galissas, Galissas Siros nautical club and the local community Festival, organized with a view to the Port feast of the Holy Heart of Jesus.
The event will be held in Galissas on 15 June, Friday.
We invite you to dance and entertain with live orchestra.
Friendly participation of Educational Filotechnikoy Association of Phoenix as well as the traditional workshop of Syros ' Delivery ' Perfume.
The premium multi-sport event of Syros, Trimore Syros Triathlon. At least 700 athletes took part last year
Ermoupolis Choral Festival is a wonderful initiative of the Syros Music Club, a well-established cultural association of Syros; choral ensembles from all over Greece and the world come to Syros for concerts.
Friday (Hermes Hotel)
Saturday (Cultural center)
Sunday (The Plaza)
Beach party at Asteria Beach Bar
Focusing on some of the small Cycladic islands, the 2018 championship will kick off in May with races on Kimolos and then continue on to Folegandros, Ios, Andros, Kythnos and Tinos.
You can win a champion title in a weekend on Syros island (GREECE) ! 2 x C.A.C.I.B. - 3 C.A.C.
A vision of Angeliki Sigourou, the 6th International DanceFest features a wealth of events and workshops on contemporary dance, choreography, ballet, clown improvisation, dance architecture, Alexander technique, body music, theatre, flamenco, and yoga; also, a creative-dance workshop for people with and without mobility impairments, and a creative contemporary dance workshop for parents and children. Moreover, on tap are dance and theatre performances from Greece and other countries, as well as parallel events in public spaces. Notably, in 2016, Acropoditi Dance Theatre Company received the Karolos Koun Award for Medusa and their outstanding contribution to Syros culture.
SIFF was founded in 2013 by Jacob Moe in collaboration with Cassandra Celestin. An annual meeting place for Greek and international indie cinema, with a variety of sections, including a competition section, shorts and feature films, special tributes, and many side events and debates, which take place in remodelled and traditional venues and other fantastic locations on the island. The Syros International Film Festival is organised in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Onassis Cultural Centre. A unique experience, featuring major Greek and international filmmakers.
Organised every year on the island of Syros, the International Festival of the Aegean plays host to extraordinary opera recitals that attract thousands of visitors. Founded in 2005 by the Greek-American conductor and music director Peter Tiboris as a labour of his love for Syros and the iconic Apollon Theatre, the festival, now in its 14th edition, under artistic director Eilana Lappalainen, attracts world-class artists from many countries and makes the capital of the Cyclades a summer destination for music lovers from Europe and all over the world.
Hermoupolis Guitar Festival is regarded as one of the top guitar festivals in Greece.
DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
Eye's Walk Festival is an innovative festival in Greece that connects the unique architectural legacy of Syros with public space and the community of the island.
The Ikaria 5K & 10K- Run
Registrations will automatically close once the participation limit per race is met (Participation Limit in the 5K: 150, and 10K: 100)
Places are selling really fast so book early!
Saturday, 4th of August 2018
• Start time of the Races: 18.30
Starting and Finishing Point: The race will start and finish at the Plagia Village central square.
Time limit: 1.5 hours
August Moons is two days of rebetika music performed by local musicians at tavernas and on the streets of Ano Syros.
High-quality music concerts by world-renowned orchestras, conductors, chamber music artists, soloists, and performers. A firmly established festival of international appeal remembers all the great artists who have honoured it with their presence, including Leonidas Kavakos, Nobuko Imai, Michaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Radovan Vlatkovic, Jannis Vakarelis, Costas Kotsiolis, Michel Lethiec, in a rich, diverse programme at the Apollon Theatre, the architectural gem of Ermoupolis. One of the festival’s founders is the important Greek music artist, principal violinist of the Greek National Opera, and artistic director of the festival, Yannos Margaziotis.
2nd Photospere festival. Its a open air photography in which professional and amateur photographers display there photos.
Syros culture 2018 Summer Beach Party. 3000 people last year ! Exact date not confirmed.
Each summer, accordionists from Greece and other countries meet on Syros to share their passion for music. Since 2012, the festival has been supported by accordionists and accordion lovers. Spurred by their love for the accordion, Christelle Loukitch and Kandia Printezi (of Ourios Anemos nonprofit organisation) showcase the diverse possibilities of the instrument. Now in its seventh edition on Syros, the festival features unique accordion concerts and recitals in the only event dedicated to the accordion in Greece. Moreover, recitals by acclaimed accordionists, seminars, exhibitions, children’s workshops, concerts and dancing events
Duration: Mon 27 Aug – Sun 9 Sep
At the Art Gallery
Type of groups that can participate: Traditional folk dance groups-Folk song groups -Choirs.
Date of Event
Every Weekend from Friday to Sunday.
All booking should take place at least 1 month before!
Half Marathon, 5km Road Race, 10km Road Race
Friday: 19:00 - Training at the Olympic Stadium of Athens
Saturday: 12:00 - Running in the National Gardens of Athens (Zappeion)
Depending on the weather and the time of the year we might change this run to the Athens Riviera
Sunday: 09:00-12:00 - Running Event / Race
Depending on the weekend you will have the opportunity to join a 5K or a 10K or a Halfmarathon somewhere in Athens.
In case that there is no event schedule we have organised long runs in the Athens center (around Acropolis) or in the Athens Riviera
Focusing on some of the small Cycladic islands, the 2018 championship will kick off in May with races on Kimolos and then continue on to Folegandros, Ios, Andros, Kythnos and Tinos.
The Swimming Race “Paros Antiparos Channel Crossing 2018” will take place on Saturday the 8th of September.
It was scheduled to take place earlier this summer, it was cancelled, but now all the difficulties are gone and Antiparos is ready again to host this great sports event!
Stay tuned for more details!
Stray Art Festival explores the different forms of urban art in all their diversity. Popular street and graffiti artists, alongside music and theatre performers, celebrate street culture. The festival is augmented by side events featuring music, dance, theatre, and sports. It was conceived by the students of the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, and has been enthusiastically embraced by the Syros community.
20km, 10km, 5Km and Fun Race (1km and 500m for children), Swimming Race:1.000m, 3.000m and kids’ race (100m and 300m)
Friday, 21st of September 2018
20.00 Opening Ceremony at Serifos Port
21.30-23.00 Welcome drink at Chora (raki-meze)
Saturday, 22nd of September 2018
09.00 Serifos Mines Tour (Megalo Livadi of Serifos)
11.00 Kids’ race Start time (Livadi of Serifos-Finikas)
11.00 - 14.00 Brunch for the athletes (Indigo cafe - Livadi)
17.30 20km Start time (Vagia, asphalt cross point with the road to the beach)
18.00 10km Start time (Vagia, asphalt cross point with the road to the beach)
18.05 5km Start time (Vagia, asphalt cross point with the road to the beach)
18.30 - 21.30 Athlete’s Welcome drink (Vagia beach)
Sunday, 23rd of September 2018
10.00 Kids’ Swimming race Start time (Avlomona beach - Calma)
11.00 Swimming race Start time (Avlomona beach - Calma)
13.00 Athlete’s Welcome snack in an event with music (Avlomona beach - Calma Cafe)
Your participation to the race is paid and secured by RunninGreece.
Animasyros has grown into one of the world’s 20 most important animation festivals. Founded by Vassilis Karamitsanis, the festival features competition sections, special screenings at Poseidonia and in the medieval settlement of Ano Syros, film presentations, special tributes, secret screenings, major international guests, workshops for people with disabilities and the Agora – an annual market for leading animation professionals at Ermoupolis. Welcoming hundreds of animated characters and even more animation fans from around the world, the festival is organised in collaboration with major partners, including the Onassis Cultural Centre and the Greek National Opera.
Jazz Festival Syros
The Jazz Festival Syros created from the affection of Vangelis and Yanni Aragianni Syrianwn Roussos to Jazz music. Launched in 2013, but the players had organized many important concerts in years past, starting from 2016. One of the highlights was the 2010 the presence of two major American artists of the bokalista Miles Griffith and drummer Clarence Penn. The Festival hosts every year important bands from Greece and abroad. Besides concerts, include seminars improvisation and film screenings on jazz, the Apollo Theater, as well as parallel events, which stand out for their quality. The events of the Festival are the epilogue of the cultural programme of the municipality of Hermoupolis of Syros –, the month of October, which is now an integral part of the culture on the island.
Syros Jazz Festival is the fruit of Vangelis Aragiannis and Yannis Roussos’s love for Jazz music. The festival began in 2013, and its organisers had already produced a number of important live music concerts. One of the festival’s highlights was the presence in 2010 of two great American artists, singer Miles Griffith and drummer Clarence Penn. Every year, the festival hosts important acts from Greece and other countries. In addition to concerts, it features improvisation seminars and Jazz film screenings at Apollon Theatre, as well as high-quality side events.
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Santorini Experience 2018 running in a stunning scenery in one of many beautiful islands in the Cyclades. Stunning views, amazing swimming and running routes, majestic sunset in one of the top islands in the world are here to amaze you with one of the most extraordinary sports events in Greece.
The 3rd Optimist & Laser 4.7 Race in Antiparos will take place on 6 – 8 October 2018.
The Andros on Foot Festival is a celebration through an exploration of the exceptional beauty of Andros on foot. It is a unique event that will bring together the people of Andros with walkers from the rest of Greece and abroad to experience a mixture of walking and local culture. Local cultural associations in villages across the island are preparing a range of enjoyable activities along the network of hiking routes.
23 days of hiking through a hidden treasure of wondrous places,
visit the historical monuments & villages of Andros,
for fiestas, dances, games and arts,
experience local flavours cooked by locals.
Tue06Nov2018PAROS ISLAND - PRODROMOS VILLAGE
Revithada, a traditional recipe based on chickpeas is baked in old fashioned ovens (heated by woods and charcoals) in Prodromos village every August. The guests have the opportunity to watch the preparation of revithada, which is baked from Saturday night till Sunday morning and is served after the prayers in the village church. Many delicacies based on chickpeas are being offered to visitors accompanied by wine, souma and traditional music. There is also a photo gallery which consists of old photos showing the cultivation of chickpeas throughout the ages.
New Year’s Day
January 1 is one of the most important days for celebrations, not only because it is the first day of the year, but also the Feast of Agios Vasilis (Αγιος Βασίλης). A Vasilopita (a special cake with a hidden coin inside) is cut in Greek households, and whoever is lucky enough to get the coin in their slice has a very lucky year! On this day also, Christmas gifts are given to children by Saint Basil (Αγιος Βασίλης), who is the Greek Santa Claus.
On January 6 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan. The religious day starts with church service and continues with the Blessing of the Water ceremony (held at the nearest body of water – sea, lake, river) where young men dive into the water to retrieve the wooden cross tossed in by the Archbishop, Bishop or Priest, in the hope of retrieving it for good luck.
Clean Monday is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Special events and activities take place which feature plenty of music, dancing and delicious fasting food (including olives, taramasalata, Halva, legumes and lagana bread), marking the start of this special Greek Orthodox period of fasting and contemplation.
The Paros cycling organizes the first two days of activities starting with aliki of PAROS Is an opportunity for all to experience the sport of Rowing S.U.P. Stand (stand up padding) as well as the older but favorite Canoe. The weekend also includes Yoga, Zumba and playing on the beach.
All you need to bring is your good mood, swimwear and that you think you need in case short
of the two-day programme is as follows:
Saturday 23/3 and Sunday 24/03
10:00 the morning meeting on Paros Cycling and receiving equipment.
10.15 lesson 30 ' SUP with the purpose of acquaintance with the sport and some tips that will make more easy and pleasant experience.
10:45 rowing machine trip to the Panteronisi.
12.00 arrival at Panteronisi and start Yoga and Zumba game activities.
14.00 Departure for the beach of alyki.
15.00 Arrival in Salt Lake and delivery equipment.
Offer €20/day or €35/weekend.
The price includes equipment, rescue boat (boat convoy), snacks and water.
There are 7 positions for SUP and 7 seats for Canoe available.
priority order will be respected.
Phone Reservations: 6978294958
- Annunciation of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary): This Holy day in the church calendar celebrates the day Archangel Gabriel came to Mary with a message from God that she would conceive his son, Jesus Christ.
- Greek National Independence Day: On March 25th, 1821, Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra in Peloponnese and the Greeks declared the Revolutionary War against the Turks. This day marks the freedom and independence from the Turkish rule and the end of the 400 year Ottoman Empire in Greece.
On this day, many Greeks will attend church in the morning, followed by a memorial service. In Athens to celebrate Independence Day, a large military parade occurs on the main street of Syntagma, in front of the Parliament building.
The Day after Easter Sunday, is Easter Monday. It is celebrated as a holiday in Christian cultures.
Holy Friday is the most sacred day of Holy Week and is a day of mourning. It is the day that commemorates the Passion of Christ, with his funeral. In the evening there is a procession and the Epitaphio (tomb of Christ) is carried around the church and surrounding streets, accompanied by parishioners holding candles alight.
At midnight, The Anastasi, the Resurrection, takes place. The priest passes the Holy Flame throughout the congregation and everyone chants “Christos Anesti” (“Christ is Risen”).
May 1st is International Labor Day and ‘Protomagia’ meaning the first day of May. It is a celebration of spring, nature and flowers, and to honour the day there will be many parades and other festivities around Greece. Many people traditionally go to the countryside for a picnic, to fly kites and gather wild flowers for the flower wreath that will hang on their front door of their house.
Festival in Ermoupoli
Traditional dance festival "Syrianopatw', children's and teenage dance groups show a rich music-dance program with traditional dances from all over Greece! The Festival is organized by the Folklore – dance group "the wisdom of tradition.
Sat01Jun2019SYROS ISLAND - FINIKAS VILLAGE
Festival For the last 4 years, every June in the village of Finikas, this festival takes place dedicated to zucchinis. Traditional recipes based on this product are offered to locals and guests along with traditional music and wine.
Sat01Jun2019TINOS ISLAND - KOMI VILLAGE
Artichoke is one of the main agricultural products of Tinos, which the residents have cultivated throughout the ages. Every June, in the village of Komi, the ladies of the village prepare many recipes based on artichoke and offer them to visitors.
Festival of choirs
The Festival of choirs of Ermoupoli is a major initiative of the Music Group, which has established itself as an institution in the cultural life of the island, with the participation of choirs from all over Greece and abroad.
Syros Tango Festival
A magnificent Festival, full of passion, takes place on the island in recent years, under the supervision and the event's soul, Christina Sariogloy. For the fifth consecutive year, the Festival of Argentine Tango intends to have an international dimension, with the participation of distinguished artists from Argentina, Europe and Greece, aiming at an even greater turnout foreign and domestic tourists. Will include seminars for all levels of stakeholders, dance nights and performances that will please us.
Monday of the Holy Spirit is a celebration following Pentecost, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ. It is a religious holiday which marks the descent of the Holy Spirit to the disciples.
Fabulous Potato Festival
In July, the Union of Rural Cooperatives in cooperation with the cultural association of Saint Arsenios and the Region of South Aegean organise a fabulous potato festival. More than 4.000 people participate every year enjoying dancing with traditional music and tasting many recipes based on potatoes. Naxos is well known for its delicious potatoes, cultivating almost 17.000 tons every year and 1.500 tons of potato seeds.
Mon01Jul2019PAROS ISLAND - NAOUSSA VILLAGE
Every July, a festival takes place in Naoussa village dedicated to the sea. The local Women Association of the village which organizes this event, offers fresh fried fish, raki (named as “souma” in Paros) and wine to the guests. Many local traditional music groups take part in this festival.
Mon01Jul2019PAROS ISLAND - PAROIKIA
In Parikia village every July, the local authority of the island organizes this festIval offering fresh fried fish, souma and wine to the guests. Live traditional music accompanies this event.
Rebetiko Music Festival
Rebetiko Music Festival started in 2016 from the municipality of Syros – Syros, in cooperation with the Company development and progress of the Chamber of Cyclades, and was established as an institution in the cultural life of the island. The connection of the island with the urban folk music, which prevails as an integral cultural element attribute from the first decades of the 20th century. in the musical events of the island and respect and recognition in the great Markos Vamvakaris, who has made the rebetiko music and the island known to the whole world, have been the springboard for the creation of the Festival. For this year, the Festival includes a wide variety of events, such as concerts, theatrical performances, lectures, exhibitions, workshops and events for children, in order to promote the contribution of the Rebetiko Markos Vamvakaris and his hometown in Greece and abroad.
International Dance Festival
The Dance Center Akropoditi, after the establishment of the "International Dance Festival and Dance Akropoditi DanceFest', with the vision of Angelic Sigourou, organises the 7th International Dance Festival, with multilateral actions, such as contemporary dance workshops, choreography, improvisation, classical ballet technique clown , dance, technical architecture Alexander , Body music, Theatre, Flamenco and Yoga, creative dance workshop for people with and without motor, creative contemporary dance workshop for parents and children. It also includes dance and theater performances from Greece and abroad, as well as parallel actions in public spaces. It is worth mentioning that the 2016 Akropoditi dance theatre awarded by prizes Karolos Koun to MEDUSA expression and for the overall project in Syros.
The International Festival
The International Festival, which takes place annually on the island of Syros welcomes exquisite melodies and great performances operatikoy Repertory, which attract thousands of visitors. Founded in 2005 by love, so to Syros for the iconic Apollo Theater, the Greek-American conductor and Director Peter Tiboris. Entering the 15the season of the Festival, with artistic director the Eilana Lappalainen, has managed to attract worldwide artists from dozens of countries and has become a summer destination for art lovers from Europe and other places, dropping anchor in the capital of the Cyclades.
Syros International Film Festival
The SIFF founded in 2013 from the INSPIRER of Jacob Moe, in collaboration with Cassandra Celestine. An annual meeting of Greek and international independent films with major movie sections, competitive sections, short films and feature films, specials and many parallel events and discussions that take place in anadiamorfwmenoys and traditional places of the island. The International Film Festival has secured major partnerships, such as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Roof Foundation. An unusual experience with great filmmakers from Greece and abroad addressed to all our senses at the same time.
Guitar Festival of Syros
Creative commingling musicians of professors and students at the Guitar Festival of Syros. Top musicians and pedagogues, rich program with evening concerts, mini concerts entitled "musical delight", international contest "Kitharistikoi Games", Master Class, Tutorials for beginners, guitar orchestra students from participants musicians. The Festival's artistic director is Angelo Nikolopoulos, which with its consistency has managed to create one of the oldest Festivals carried out with absolute success all these years on the island.
Every summer accordionists from all over Greece and abroad give Rendezvous in Syros and share their passion for music. By 2012 the Festival is a volunteer effort and akornteonistwn friends of the accordion. Representatives of the Organization "Tailwind" Kristel Loykits and Kandia Printezi to leverage their love for the accordion to election in all its dimensions. For 8the year in Syros, the Festival includes great musical performances and accordion pioneer of unique event for this musical instrument throughout the country. Well-known artists, seminars, trade shows, accordion workshops for children, concerts and dance festivals.
Because of its rich flora, Naxos has approximately 5.000 beehives, producing almost 50 tons of virgin thyme annually. The honey festival takes place during August having many educational activities focused on both children and adults. The villagers also reveal many recipes based on honey.
Thu01Aug2019PAROS ISLAND - ALYKI VILLAGE
Takes place in Alyki village every August where the guests can taste fresh fish and wine.
Thu01Aug2019SYROS ISLAND - FINIKAS VILLAGE
Every August the fishermen of the island cook the delicious recipe of kakavia and offer it to guests along with wine.
It is celebrated during the first Saturday of August and organized by Santo Wines (the cooperative union of local products of Santorini). It is a celebration of the first day of the year’s harvest and a representation of the traditional way of harvesting. It is accompanied by local songs and customs of the viticulture.
Sat03Aug2019SYROS ISLAND - POSEIDONIA VILLAGE
Every August on Agkathopes beach, a festival is held dedicated to the seine fishing nets and the sardines. Great quantities of sardines are baked on charcoal and served to guests and locals.
Fourtalia is a type of omelette with potatoes, sausages and local cheese. Every August in Messaria village, visitors and locals have the opportunity to taste this delicacy which is prepared and served by villagers.
International Classical Music Festival
Ypsiloy artistic level concerts with orchestras from abroad. Conductors and soloists and chamber music performers. The Festival has become an institution with international reach, travels in time, remember all the artists of international repute who have honor, such as Leonidas Kavakos, Nobuko Imai, Frans Helmerson, Michaela Martin, Radovan Vlatkovic, Janis Vakarelis, Kostas Kotsiwlis, Michel Lethiec, presenting a program rich and versatile in the historic Apollo Theater. The Greek violinist, first leading the National Opera and artistic director of the Festival, Yiannos Margaziwtis, was one of the authors.
Thu15Aug2019Dormition of the Holy Virgin
August 15 ‘Dekapentavgoustos’ is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and religious holiday that marks the “falling asleep” of Panagia, Mother of Lord Jesus Christ, and commemorates the Assumption of the body of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokoss into heaven.
Sat17Aug2019PAROS ISLAND - LEFKES VILLAGE
Every first Saturday after the 15th of August, a well known festival dedicated to snails takes place in the mountain village of Lefkes. The traditional recipe, made up of snails baked with garlic, is served accompanied by wine and traditional music.
The organ festival "ANO"
The organ festival "ANO" is organized by the Catholic Diocese of Syros and the Greek Catholics, Link aiming at offering high-level cultural events, highlighting the uniqueness of the organ of the The Cathedral of St. George in Ano Syros, which is the oldest pipe organ, which is in operation in Greece – built in 1888 by the famous Zeno Fedeli. Takes place in an amazing spot on top of the island with direct views of the Aegean Sea, creating a major attraction in the medieval settlement of Ano Syros.
Sat24Aug2019SANTORINI ISLAND - PERISSA VILLAGE
The festival is held in Perissa village (the creek of Koladas) during the last weekend of August. The "Fisherman’s Feast" refers to the representation of the traditional way of fishing in Santorini at the time that there were no mechanical means.
Eye's Walk Digital Festival
The Festival connects the unique architectural heritage of Syros with contemporary art video installation art. Friendship Milidaki and her team has created a global Festival originality. International artists creating video art installation at the neoclassical buildings of Syros. The Festival is the only festival art in public space in Greece. The canvas the city's buildings, where the arts of video installation, art & performing art meet.
Approximately 1.000 tons of the famous graviera cheese is produced every year on the island. the cheese is labelled as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). Because of its rich flora and the perfect climate conditions, Naxos has about 4.500 bovines and 110.000 goats and sheep. The produced varieties of cheese and meat are well known for their excellent quality. The festival takes place in September, it is organized by the Union of Rural Cooperatives and aims to further promote this famous product.
Sun01Sep2019SIFNOS ISLAND - ARTEMONAS VILLAGE
Sifnos is well known for its legacy on gastronomy. This famous festival takes place in the village of Artemonas, every September and is dedicated to the Sifnian chef, Nikolaos Tselementes. In this event, delegations (consisted from professional chefs and amateurs) from other Cycladic islands visit Sifnos in order to cook and offer their traditional recipes to the guests. Every island has a stand and for three days many traditional delicacies of the Aegean islands are being served.
The Animasyros managed to become one of the 20 major cartoon Festival in the world. Festival Chairman Vassilis Karamitsanis, by his love for Syros, has created an international festival that stands out. Includes competitive sections, special screenings in Posidonia and the medieval settlement of Ano Syros, presentations of films, tributes, secret views, important international guests, workshops for people with disabilities and the Market, an annual meeting of top professionals in the world animation in Ermoupoli. It hosts hundreds of animated characters and even more friends of animation from around the world, with great partnerships such as those of the roof of the Onassis Foundation and the National Opera.
Stray Art Festival
The Stray Art Festival combines different forms of expression of public space in urban environment. Favorite artists of street art and Graffiti, supported by dozens of musicians, actors and performers celebrate the street culture with main axis the murals. A Festival, which includes events of music, dance, theater and sporting events. The Festival is an initiative of students of the Department of product and systems design engineering, University of the Aegean, which embraced from the first moment the society.
Tue01Oct2019NAXOS ISLAND - MONI VILLAGE
During October all the traditional distilleries of the island prepare to produce raki. The fragrance of the produced spirits and the aromas of the baked goat meat and quinces spread all over the island. In late November, in the village of Moni the raki festival takes place where everyone is invited to watch the procedure of raki’s distillation and taste the traditional spirit.
OXI Day, October 28, commemorates the anniversary when in 1940 former military general and Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Metaxas said “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, an ally of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The day represents bravery, solidarity and heroism for millions of Greeks all around the world. Parades and the waving of the Greek flag proudly occurs across the entire country.
On December 25, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of Christ. The feast of the birth of Jesus is also known as the ‘Incarnation of Christ’ meaning that Jesus became a man and came into the world. It’s a time for families to come together and celebrate.
The Synaxis of the Mother of God, also known as the Glorifying of the Mother of God, is a day dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
3rd Youth Festival "Syrianpasha"
At the festival of traditional Dances "Syrianpasha", children and teenage dance groups present a rich music-dance program with traditional dances from all over Greece! The festival is organized by the folklore-dance group "The Wisdom of Tradition".
9th Ermoupolis Choir Festival
The Ermoupolis Choir Festival is a great initiative of the Syros Music group, which has been established as an institution in the cultural events of Syros, with the participation of choirs from all over Greece and abroad.
The 1st "SYROS INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL" is cancelled
1st International Festival of Latin American and African dances
The newly formed "Association of Friends of Latin American & African Dances" will organize for the first year in Syros the International Festival of Latin American & African dances, under the name "SYROS INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL". More information: email@example.com
8th Dance Festival "DanceFest"
The Akropoditi Dance Centre, after the foundation of the "International Dance and Dancing Theatre AkropoditiDanceFest", with the vision of Angeliki Sigourou, organizes the 8th International Dance Festival, with multifaceted actions, such as contemporary dance workshops, choreographic, classical ballet, improvisation of technical clown, architectural dance, Alexander technique, Bodymusic, theatre, Flamencoand Yoga, Creative Dance Workshop for people with and without kinetic disabilities, modern creative workshop Dance for parents and children. It also includes performances of dance and theatre from Greece and abroad, as well as parallel actions in public areas. It is worth mentioning that in 2016 the Dance Theatre Akropoditi was awarded by the Charles Kun Awards for the MEDUSA show and for its total work in Syros.
More information: dancefest.akropoditi.gr
8th Syros International Film Festival
IFF was founded in 2013 by the initiator of the institution Jacob Moe, in collaboration with Cassandra Celestine. An annual meeting of Greek and international independent films with large film units, competition sections, short and feature films, tributes and many parallel events and debates taking place in Reconstructed and traditional areas of the island. The International Film Festival has ensured great collaborations, such as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Onassis Stegi. An unusual experience with great filmmakers from Greece and abroad that.
More information: www.syrosfilmfestival.org appeals to all our senses at the same time!
27th Ermoupolis Guitar Festival
Creative co-discovery of musical professors and students at the Syros Guitar Festival. Top musicians and educators, rich program with evening concerts, international competition "Guitar Games", Masterclass, seminars for novice students, classical orchestra by participating musicians. The artistic director of the festival is Angelos Nikolopoulos, who, with his consistency, has managed to create one of the oldest festivals that have been held with absolute success over the years on the island.
9th Accordion Festival
Every summer, accordionists from all over Greece and abroad give an appointment in Syros and share their passion for music. Since 2012 the festival is a volunteer effort accordionist and friends of the accordion. The representatives of the organization "Ourios Anemos" Cristelle Lukic and Candia Printezi with the power of their love for the accordion are aimed at its display in all its dimensions. For the 9th year in Syros, the festival includes excellent accordion music performances and the avant-garde of the unique event for this musical instrument throughout the country. Well-known artists, seminars, accordion exhibitions, workshops for children, concerts and dance celebrations.
More information: www.syrosaccordionfestival.com
The children's Festival of the Cyclades Syroskidz was organized for the first time in the summer of 2017 in Syros. From 2018 the Syroskidz travels to other islands of the Cyclades (Folegandros, Sifnos, Kythnos, Kimolos, Donousa) and is addressed exclusively to children. The festival's intention is to attract a child audience from all over Greece and abroad, prompting visitors to find themselves in Cycladic islands whose tourist movement can be encouraged. Already, the three years of the festival and the five years of the outdoor Children's painting exhibition (participating with their works children from all the Cyclades) which is part of the festival proved its appeal to the local communities and They created new perspectives for actions in languages other than Greek.
Made in Mykonos
Saturday July 25 2020. That’s the day DJ Vasili TsiliChristos brings his annual Made in Mykonos party to the tony Nammos restaurant and bar complex at Psarou beach. It’s the biggest single-night party to take place on Mykonos each summer.
Walk Digital Festival
he festival links the unique architectural heritage of Syros with contemporary art Videoinstallationart. Friendship Milidaki and her team have created a festival with world originality. International artists create videoin-Stallationart in neoclassical buildings of Ermoupolis. The festival is the only artfestival in a public place in Greece. Their canvas the city buildings, where the arts of Videoinstallation, Art & Performingart meet.
More information: www.facebook.com/eyeswalk
13th Indie Rock Festival
The 13th Independent Rock Festival Ermoupolis presents bands from Syros and the whole of Greece. The Syrian rock scene continues to support the local figures, while giving the opportunity to its audience to attend new and remarkable bands that travel to the island exclusively for the festival.
16th International classical Music festival
High artistic level concerts with orchestras from abroad. Conductors and chamber music soloist and great performers. The festival is now an institution with an international reach, travels in time, remembers all the internationally renowned artists who have honored him, such as Leonidas Kavakos, NobukoImai, MichaelaMartin, FransHelmerson, RadovanVlatkovic, Giannis Vakkarelis, Kwstaskotsiwlis, MichelLethiec et al., presenting a program rich and eclectic in the historic Apollon Theatre. The major Greek violinist, the first leading of the National Opera and artistic director of the Yiannos Margariotis Festival, was one of its creators.
More information: www.festivalcyclades.com;ators.
4th Ecclesiastical Institution Festival "ANO"
The church organ Festival "ANO" is organized by the Catholic Diocese of Syros and the Association of Greek Catholics, aiming to offer high quality artistic events, highlighting the uniqueness of the church organ of St. George Cathedral in Ano Syros, which is the oldest church organ, which is in operation in Greece-year of construction 1888 by the famous ZenoFedeli. It takes place in a stunning spot on the top of the island with uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea, creating a major attraction in the medieval settlement of Ano Syros.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/anofestival/
5th Rebetika Festival
The Rebetiko festival began in 2016 by the municipality of Syros – Ermoupolis, in collaboration with the Company of development and progress of the Chamber of Cyclades, and was established as an institution in the cultural events of Syros. The relationship of Syros with urban folk music, which prevails as an integral characteristic cultural element from the first decades of the 20th century. In the musical events of our island and the respect and recognition in the work of the great Markos Vamvakaris, who has made Rebetiko music and the island known throughout the world, formed the springboard for the creation of the festival "the Syra tou Markou Vamvakaris ".
The festival includes a wide variety of events, such as concerts, theatrical performances, lectures, exhibitions, seminars and events for children, in order to highlight the contribution of Syrianos Markos Vamvakaris and his his hometown in Greece and External.
Animasyros managed to become one of the 20 most important cartoon festivals in the world. The festival President Vasilis Karamoutsanis, from his love for Syros, has created an international festival that stands out. It includes competition sections, special screenings in Posidonia and the medieval settlement of Ano Syros, film presentations, tributes, secret screenings, important international guests, educational workshops for people with disabilities and The market, an annual professional meeting of the leading professionals of the world animation in Syros. It hosts hundreds of animated characters and even more animation fans from around the world, with great collaborations such as the Onassis Stegi and the National Opera.
More information: www.animasyros.gr
8th Syros Jazz Festival
SyrosJazzFestival was created by the love of Syrians Vangelis Aragianni and Giannis Roussou for Jazz music. It started in 2013, but its contributors had organized many important concerts in previous years, starting from 2016. One of the highlights was in 2010 the presence of two great American artists of the MilesGriffith and drummer ClarencePenn. The festival hosts every year important bands from Greece and abroad. Apart from concerts, it includes improvisation seminars and screenings of jazz films, the Apollo Theatre, as well as parallel events, which stand out for their quality. The festival's events are the epilogue of the cultural program of the municipality of Syros – Ermoupolis in the month of October, which is now an integral part of civilization on the island.
More information: www.syrosjazzfestival.gr