Events

 

In Kefalonia cultural events take place throughout the year. Distinctive are events from the spectrum of art and culture that vary at periods and dates:

• The International Choral Festival of Argostoli and Lixouri implemented every year in August and September.
• In the Theater "KEFALOS" operating as a cinema during the winter, occasionally are hosted known Greek and foreign artists; indicating the Camerata, the Opera House Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra, Internationally renowned Choirs and Dancing Groups
• Every three years the "International Odyssean Conference” occurs with participation of scientists from around the world along with the Seminar on Omiros and Odysseas Literature
• The "Eortia" are held every year during July and August in Sami and consist of a series of cultural events including concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, traditional and other dances
• The Theatre Festival lasting 15 days in July
• The Traditional Dances Festival, July-August
• Exhibitions from Artists throughout the year
• The events in St. George's Castle in August
• The Myrtos Concert in August, with different artists each year

Friends of Sports describe the athletic events as of unique interest, events such as:

• The annual Children Basketball Tournament in cooperation with the Greek Basketball Federation
• The General Gymnastics Festival in association with the Ionian Islands’ Union in June-July
• The Health Route in May
• The “Tilemacheia:, 12.5 km route (Poros-Skala road)
• The annual Chess Championship in cooperation with the Greek Chess Federation in August
• The International Ionian Sailing Week taking place every year by the Kefalonia and Ithaca Yacht Club Racing

Of particular interest are local events such as:

• The Ionian islands union with Greece Parade on May 21st tracking with speeches, dances and concerts
• The Feast of Jelly on August 12th with pressing grapes revival and traditional dances
• The Robola Festival (wine feast) in Valsamata village in the 1st weekend after mid-August, see www.giorti-robolas.gr
• The local producers Wine Festival in August at Matzavinata village
• The Exhibition of Local Agricultural Products during July and August
• The Naval Week every two years in September

Rather popular are the festivals and religious events that take place especially during the summer months:

• In May 1st, in the morning a traditional festival takes place in the Monastery of Agrilia with roasts, wine and dancing. The evening events are moved to the central square of Sami with dance bands and concerts
• The Tuesday of Easter is celebrated with religious reverence at the Notre of Affairs with authentic local cuisine, music and dance
• The Days of Easter: The Good Friday the epitaph procession – The Holy Saturday, Easter (hymns, operation, flares, fireworks)
• In St. Athanasios in Solomata village the evening of Easter the function of love is effecting and then crosswise parishioners dancing in the church in honor of the Saint. Residents think is a bad omen not respect the custom
• The church of St John the Lampadiari celebrates on June 24. A festival is organized by the cultural association of the village
• In Anninata village Mary of Vlacherna is celebrated on July 2. Believers have revived the festival that took place in the early years
• The feast of St. Euphemia on July 11, is well organized combining summer carefree with the traditional spree
• The feast of St. Anne on July 25 in Lakithra
• The feast of St. Paraskevi on July 26 in Troianata
• The feast of St. Panteleimon in Sami on July 27
• The cultural association "Pronisos" organizes a festival by the square for the celebration of the Transfiguration on August 6
• The "Snakes of the Virgin Mary" that appear in Markopoulo any time between 6 and 15 August in the grounds of the Church
• Overnight mode, ritual and devotion to the Theotokos Monastery Agrilion, 14 and 15 August
• In Pastra during the mid-August in the church of the Archangels white lily buds who have dry, blooming the day of celebration
• The Virgin Gorgoupakoui celebrated on August 15 by the locals who boil meat for believers.
• The Feast of St. Gerasimos in Skala on August 16
• Procession of the image of Kosmas the Aetolian with a ceremony in the presence of naval ships on August 24
• The festival of Panagia Drapaniotissa on September 24 in Argostoli

The detailed program of events in Kefalonia can be found on the websites www.kefalonitikanea.gr, www.kefaloniaonline.gr, www.kefaloniaview.gr, www.kefalonia.net.gr

Events

In Kefalonia a range of events in arts, culture and sports take place throughout the year. They attract people of all ages and temperament.
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