As in previous years (1998 to 2000) the harbour in Ancient Epidavros will be transformed into an open-air exhibit, a multi coloured market, displaying examples of all the local, traditionally cultivated food products produced in the area. Including citrus fruits, oil, honey, olives, wine, Hilopites (Greek pasta), semolina, cheeses, traditional Greek breads and biscuits, traditional homemade sweets, marmalades, ceramics and cosmetics prepared with natural ingredients as well as displays of live fish. Every year has brought something new to the festival and we wait to see what excitement this year will bring.
Originally the first festival was organized as an experiment with the initiative of the Association of Friends of Music and the ex mayor N.Georgas in the frame of "Mousikou Iouli" and it has shown in the last two years that the combination of business development, tourism and local agriculture work together well without affecting the environment and its local traditions. We look forward to entertaining you this year.
The feast day of Saint Nicholas our protector, from an evening church service the icon of St Nicholas is paraded around the village with marching band and music and beautiful costumes.
, 5/5/2001 - 6/5/2001
Many many years ago Epidavros was plagued with millions of Locusts that destroyed all the greenery. The skies were so full of them that day became night. Not knowing what to do and at their wits end, the people congregated at the church on the eve of the saint day "Serafim". Along with the priest they took the saints icon around the village and suddenly a miracle happened, the Locusts took flight and went into the sea. The next day the 6th the people of Aegina Island found their shores covered by millions of dead Locusts, and now every year they arrive on this date by the boatload to remember the event. On the evening of the 5th the same icon is paraded around the village, with followers in traditional costumes singing beautiful songs of praise.
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