Of St. Elias in Kalambaka
The annual fair receives every year on July 20 Kalambaka
On July 20 Kalambaka as when celebrating the feast of St. Elias was the most important economic, social and cultural event.
Certainly the way many things that characterize the annual fair of Kalambaka, changed, but the aroma of good old days of the fairs remain unchanged.
And how not to change things when technological change imposed new behavior, function and expression.
So the traditional bazaar has changed and this adaptive in today's reality and contemporary needs.
It may then be different and longing to seek the old doubt but today's version comes to give his own tuna in local economic and social life.
Of St. Elias in Kalambaka
The Monastery of St. George Mandila next to the last houses in the village of Kastraki, the rock of the Holy Spirit, a height of 30m above the ground. According to an old custom, the feast day of Saint and the end of the operation, the village youths hanging colorful scarves and lit candles at the Monastery. The scarves are left until the next feast of Saint and considered wishes for good health.
The establishment of the HM Ag. Georgiou Mandila placed in the 14th century. accordance with the few data available, which belong to the tradition, because the monastery has not yet been studied scientifically.
According to tradition the foot of the cliff, where lies the monastery of St. George, during the years of Ottoman rule stretched a dense forest. In this forest was banned cutting of trees, which applied to the conquerors. But a soldier of the Turkish garrison of Kastraki and one day began to cut a tree fell down unconscious, as if dead.
The Turkish commander of the village, thinking that someone "gkiaouris' killed him, ordered and collected in the village square. And threatened to retaliate hard, unless they delivered the killer soldier. At that moment we heard the convent a loud voice, saying that nobody killed the soldier, but was punished St George. It was good but if it offers something the Turks to the saint. And immediately his wife Aga gave the handkerchief of the veil.
Then someone raised the handkerchief Kastraki in the monastery, the abbot and just hung it in the image of the saint, the Turk stood solid and strong. Since then prevailed every time new scarves hanging in the monastery.
Hanging scarves in HM St. George Mandila
The Chestnut know in late October every year a great success as enough people attending to the "gura" of Chestnut in order to enjoy boiled or roasted chestnuts and other dishes that the City offers free Chesnut. Fresh chestnuts from the area have their honor and offered trachanas, yogurt with honey, cheese, ouzo and wine, all of the area.]]>
The cultural events Kalambaka "Meteora Art" is a cultural and spiritual institution that emerged from the cultural heritage of our country and held every summer in Kalambaka and MD of the municipality.
The cultural umbrella of "Meteora Art" includes quality entertainment with high-level events and meet the requirements of all art forms focusing more on music and theater.
EVENT ADDRESS: KALAMPAKA Municipality KALAMPAKAS CULTURAL ASSOCIATION KALAMPAKAS ZIP: 42200
EVENT CONTACT: Municipality KALAMPAKAS KALAMPAKAS Cultural Association TEL: 24320 22330 - 24320 22421 - 24320 23236
DURATION OF EVENT: The event "Meteora Arts" conducted by early June to late September.
A hunt is under the carnival events of our municipality and aims to guide us in the history of our country with a pleasant and fun way ... ment combined with Halloween fun.
Small and large organized groups trying to solve puzzles, to combine data, discover our portal and enliven the pages of history.
In the Treasure Hunt will be able to participate and you visitors each year for the period of Carnival flood our city.
In cooperation with the hotels residence and the Organising Committee, will manage a little time to get into the spirit of hunting. The organizing committee has arranged for guests to join their existing teams or even start their own. Here in the foothills of Meteora to be sure that you will live a unique experience, discovering the treasure you!
So combine your stay in Kalambaka and this experience you will never .... ... Unforgettable.
Meet with a unique way the beauty of our city ... ...
The treasure hunt in Kalambaka
The wine festival in Kastraki, in late August.
The wine is free. An institution that every year waiting for both the residents of our municipality and visitors to enjoy listening to pop and folk music, tasting sausages and kebabs and drinking of course, plenty of local wine.