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kosta_karapinotis

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This is some of the most beautiful Greek traditional music and dance that I have seen. If anyone knows the name of the actual song and the type of dance, please let me know. I hope that one day I'll be able to visit the island and join in on one of the celebrations. I'm not even sure what they're celebrating, but it looks great. If anyone has more information on the video, I would love to know.

 

ellinasgolfer0320

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The song is Πω Πω Μαρία (Po Po Maria) and the dance looks like μπάλος κεφαλονιάς (kefalonian balos)

 
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Greek_John87

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This is one of my favorite ultra tradition Greek songs. My family claps at the "Maria" part... Love the traditional clothing, too!
 
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cf_fraiser

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This is one of my favorite ultra tradition Greek songs. My family claps at the "Maria" part... Love the traditional clothing, too!
One of my favorites as well! Its a classic and everyone knows it so they always get up and dance and sing along :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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The song is Πω Πω Μαρία (Po Po Maria) and the dance looks like μπάλος κεφαλονιάς (kefalonian balos)

Does the Kefalonian Balos have similar steps as the Syrto or Kalamatiano? Looks similar as those two, but maybe just a little different. I always dance Kalamatiano to this.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Does the Kefalonian Balos have similar steps as the Syrto or Kalamatiano? Looks similar as those two, but maybe just a little different. I always dance Kalamatiano to this.
There are multiple dances in that video. The first dance looks like kalamatiano
 
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Ammes beach is one of the best beaches on Kefalonia

Ammes beach is in the Svoronata area which is very close to the airport. Its about 10 km southwest of Argostoli and one of the best beaches on the island! It's a pretty low-key beach with some great organized lounge chairs but as with most beaches in Greece, you can find a public spot where you can swim with ease and free of charge. The beach is super sandy and the waters are very clear. I highly recommend it!

Have you ever been to the Castle of Assos in Kefalonia?

The Castle of Assos is an old Venetian fortress that has been left over from the Italian occupation of the island. Today, it is a beautiful pile of ruins that tourists can visit and learn about the history of Greece. You can hire a guy to take you around the different parts and explain the history, but I don't really recommend them as most of the information is available online if you're willing to do your own research. Please let me know if you've ever been! I would love to learn about what you thought of the castle.

Visit Foivos winery which is the oldest winery in Greece

According to their website, this winery is either the oldest or one of the oldest wineries in Greece. It is a continuation of the Mantzavino Winery and has now been renamed. They have many different varieties of wine, including red wine, white wine, and rosés. Their website has an excellent list of all of their wines, with a detailed description including where the wines come from and possible food pairings with the wines. Here is their website https://www.domainefoivos.com/en

Have you been to the Monastery of Themata in Kefalonia?

This monastery is one of the oldest landmarks on the island. I was so shocked to find out that it was originally built in 1096. It has been restored over time, of course, but much of the monastery remains in good condition. The name behind the monastery is debated, and its true origin is actually unknown. I've never been, but I have been doing a little bit of research about the monastery and I'm considering a visit when I go to Kefalonia this year. Has anyone on the forum been to the monastery or perhaps the nearby area of Agia Dinati Mountain?

The Kefalonia-Ithaca Geopark is now an official member of the UNESCO World Geoparks Network

This is huge news for Kefalonia and the conservation of the geopark. This means that UNESCO will play a pivotal role in supporting efforts to educate about and preserve the sustainability of the geopark. This will have an impact on tourism and help sustain some of the eco-tourism efforts that we have been seeing all around Greece. Bravo to the government and the municipality of Kefalonia!
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