EL
Greek Travel Pages

Location information

Listed 1 sub titles with search on: Festivals and fairs for destination: "OLYMBI Village CHIOS".


Festivals and fairs (1)

Carnivals

The Aghas trials

Today, the carnival activities in the mastic villages, such as Olympi, continue the Turkish judge trials' charade. This event dates back to the Ottoman Occupation where the Aghas or Turkish official tried the citizens and forced them to pay taxes in mastic. During the carnival season, the man who is dressed as "Aghas" usually mock political officials currently in office and charges them with the legislature they disagree with. This satirical performance is unique to other mastic villages such as Mesta, Elata, Lithi, and others.


You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".

Ferry Departures
From

Copyright 1999-2019 International Publications Ltd.