MAKRINITSA (Village) VOLOS
Makrinitsa's touristic development begins in the 1960's, when its residents realise that they have to maintain their characters, to propose their particularities, their customs and traditions. Their worries find a way out with the establishment of the "Progressive Association of Makrinitsa", with the revival of the unique folklore tradition "Maedes" and the erection of the Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion. This great cultural intervention led the community at the beginning of 1990's to the organization of cultural events that were established and their fame was spread all aver Greece. Since 1991 and every summer from 15th july until 30th september, cultural events named "Makrinitsa" are organized by the community with painting, photography and sculpture exhibitions, theatrical music and Greek song concerts and at the peak, the presentation of the folklore tradition "Maedes".
This text is cited September 2004 from the Community of Makrinitsa URL below, which contains images
PORTARIA (Village) VOLOS
The Athletic & Cultural Association of the Municipality of Portaria organizes every year in the central sqaure of Portaria "Melina Merkouri", during the summer cultural events, the Folklore Dance Festival for Children. Groups from all over Greece take part in this festival, expressing their local tradition. The dancers are all under 16 years of age. This festival is a good opportunity to visit Portaria, to enjoy the cool air under the old plane-trees in the square and watch the dances which are presented by the various groups.
This text is cited September 2004 from the Municipality of Portaria URL below, which contains image
The Athletic & Cultural Association of the Municipality of Portaria every year
organizes in the central square "Melina Merkouri", during the summer cultural
events, the International Folklore Dance Festival. Dance groups from various countries
participate in this festival, expressing their local traditions. The dancers are
over 15 years of age.
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