What's Happening on Ithaki 2007
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Around the Villages - Summer Lodown 2007
See what's happening around the island villages from May to October. Parties, festivals, concerts and general fun from Vathy, Anoghi, Perahori, Dexa, Lefki, Stavros, Polis, Exoghi, Platrithia, Ag. Sarantas, Afales, Lahos, Frikes Raxi and Kioni. You won't miss a thing on ithacagreece.com
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Stavros Panighiri
Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August
Mon 6 Aug - The Stavros Panighiri (Sotiris) is definitely the best attended and biggest Festival on Ithaca during the Summer Season. This year, the Stavros Square in front of the church was absolutely crowded with happy and excited faces. It was as if there had never been a Panighiri before and people, who most likely see eachother on a daily basis, greeted eachother with such enthusiasm that it seemed they had not met in many, many years. Alot of dancing, alot of drinking and alot of KEFI. Yes, the Stavros Panighiri had plenty of everything. It was so good in fact, no one wanted it to end, so it didn't. The Panighiri continued to Monday
Thu 9 Aug - For those visitors who usually come early in the Season, they know Frikes as the sleepy little village with a picturesque bay dotted with local fishing boats, lots of character and many colourful characters, which they can enjoy at their own pace, get to know intimately and feel at home with. In August, it's a completely different story. The character of the village goes from sleepy to hyper and the characters, well, they're so busy ferrying food back and forth, they barely have time to be intimate with themselves, let alone anyone else. Last night, Frikes was heaving. Each restaurant and bar was full with people waiting on the asphalt to seize a table the minute one was free. 6 or so table changes may be usual for the city, but on Ithaca, and especially Frikes, it's a very, very, rare occurrence. Frikes has learned alot over the past years. Last night the village ran like a well oiled machine, all the cogs turning without a bump and all the bolts and nuts tucked away, doing their jobs without noticeable intrusion. Business owners in the village are already dog-tired, but the adrenalin will not run out for another 3 weeks at least, and with permanent smiles carved into their faces, no one would ever know the mayhem, the sweat and the tears behind the 'almost' cool facade of what it takes to get so much food on the table.
frikes summer night
Fri 10 Aug - August is a hectic month. Although there are still private corners to hide in, most of the island is very populated right now. Winter population of 3000+ to around 11 - 12,000 over Summer. Luckily they're not all driving around all at the same time. Right - Polis Beach is looking very 'Riviera' with tanned bodies, sun lounges and umbrellas decorating this northern beach. Below - Kioni Bay is filling up with yachts of all sizes.
Left - Varka with Exoghi on the hill. Mountain locations are becoming more and more popular on the island since people are discovering that the views are just so stunning, that it doesn't matter that it takes a few more minutes to get to the beach. Ithaca is only around 35 km from end to end, so nothing is too far away, even when tucked away in a quaint mountain village where life is a little more traditional than on the bayside ...also more peaceful.
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Sat 11 Aug - Above - Yachts and boats, sharing the bays on Ithaki with beach lovers. Right - Another squeeze in Frikes.
Busy August around Ithaca Island
Sun 12 Aug - Left - Spyros Arsenis is exhibiting a collection of his photographs at the Ktimeni Gallery in Vathy (near the Eparxeio Offices on the bay road), from 12 - 31 August. Spyros accompanies his exhibition with the stories behind the photographs he has taken over the past years on Ithaca.
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Spyros Arsenis Photographic Exhibiton, Perahori Local Produce Bazaar and Aladdins Magical Lamp Musical Performance
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