Friday, 24 February 2012

Carnivals in Greece 2012

Read this post in Swedish: Karnevaler i Grekland 2012

Here a list of carnivals in Greece! There are more as well, but these are the ones I found using Google. Would you like me to add your towns carnival to my list? Please send me an e-mail with some information!

So now we just have to put our masks on and party! Try to forget about the financial crisis for a while. They've cancelled the carnival in Mosxato though...but it really doesn't have to cost a lot to put a mask on and have some fun!

CARNIVAL IN AMFISSA
A smaller carnival filled with mystery and magic.
6-27th of February, 2012

CARNIVAL IN  ARGOS-MYKENE
5-27th of February, 2012
Haven't found any info yet.

CARNIVAL IN ARGOSTOLI, KEFALONIA
Haven't found any info yet.
CARNIVAL IN ATHENS
16-27th of Febuary, 2012
No Grand Parade here, but a lot of other things. The program of the carnival in English at the webpage: Municipality of Athens
On "Clean Monday" there will be music and free food(beansoup, olives, chalvá and more) at "Filopappou Hill" 11.30 am.

CARNIVAL IN KALYVES, Chania, Crete
Parade Sunday 26th of February, 2012  14.30-17.30 (2.30-5.30 pm)

Kalyviano Carnival at Facebook

CARNIVAL IN KILKIS
11, 16, 25 and 26th of February, 2012
"Καίμε τον Καρνάβαλο" ("We are burning the Carnival") is on the program for Sunday 26th of February, 19.00 Eirini Square.


CARNIVAL IN KORONI
16-26th of February, 2012

Carnival (parade?) in Koroni on Sunday. On Monday in the village Agios Andreas nearby.

CARNIVAL IN  KYPIRISSIA
Masquerade Party at the square in the old town of Kypirissia, Saturday 25th of February, 20.00 (8.00 pm).

CARNIVAL IN LAMIA
17-27th of February, 2012
Parade Sunday 26th of february at 12.30, in the center of Lamia.


CARNIVAL IN NAOUSA
16-27th of February, 2012
A very special carnival with plenty of satire and spontaneous street parties.
"Boules och genitsaroi" is a centuries old tradition which only takes place in Naousa (friday 19th of February).
Carnival program
The Carnival in Naousa at Facebook



CARNIVAL AT NAXOS
24-26th of February, 2012
Parade on Sunday morning 26th of February, from the hospital to the square at Chora Naxou.

A video trailer and the program (in Greek) at: Melanes Naxos
CARNIVAL IN PATRAS
The biggest and most famous carnival in Greece and one of the largest in Europe, with more than 30.000 visitors.
A rich program from the 17th of January til 26th of February!
The Grand Parade is taking place Sunday 26th of February at 14.30 (2.30 pm).
Wikipedia: Patras Carnival
You Tube: Carnival of Patras TV channel

CARNIVAL IN RETHYMNON
The biggest carnival on Crete.
A rich carnival program 1-27th of February, 2012.
Grand Parade Sunday 26th of February at 14.00 (2.00 pm).

The webpage Carnival in Rethymnon in English, German and Greek.

CARNIVAL IN SORONI at Rhodos.
16-26th of February, 2012.
Parade on the main road of Soroni Sunday 26th of February at 14.30 (2.30 pm).


The Carnival in Soroni at Facebook.

CARNIVAL AT TINOS
11-27th of February, 2012
Carnival Parade at the beach, Sunday 26th of February at 13.00 (1.00 pm)



CARNIVAL IN XANTHI
The Carnival in Xanthi is the biggeat in the north of Greece with more than 20.000 visitors daily.
Program 12-27th of February, 2012.
Grand Parade Sunday 26th of February.



You Tube: Slide show with Carnival music from 2011

2 comments:

Heidi @ homeingreece said...

we're going to the Xanthi one tomorrow (Sunday) :D we live nearby, so our main concern is to find parking (always difficult in Xanthi at any time of the year!) Can't visit them all but I think we've chosen a good one (I'll find out tomorrow). :)

eva i Aten said...

I guess you're there now then! Hope you're having a good time! I have been to Xanthi, but not to the carnival. The town is very nice, hope to join the carnival one day!