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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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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!

These are the top monasteries that you should visit in Kefalonia

If you were interested in learning about the Greek Orthodox religion, monasteries are a great way to start. They represent a very traditional and preserved part of the religion, that you will not find in the church. I always recommend visiting operating monasteries so that you can get an opportunity to see the monks. Here are some of the top ones in my opinon

1. Monastery of Argilion
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Hiking up Mount Ainos in Kefalonia

This is one of the best hikes you can do on the island, and in the region for sure. It can be a bit difficult for those who aren't experienced, so I do recommend that you hike in a group or with a tour guide. Of course, you don't have to hike all the way up and you can travel part of the way by car. What's important is that you enjoy the views and you do as much as you can. This video showcases the stunning views for anyone who is interested in going.

Beautiful pictures from the island of Kefalonia!

I am starting this thread now of pictures from the beautiful island of Kefalonia! It is definitely one of my favorites on the western side of Greece, with the exception of Zakinthos. Please leave some pictures in the comments! I would love to see them.

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Best Time to Visit the Sea Turtles in Kefalonia

I am hoping to some day see the sea turtles in Kefalonia and I think next year might be it. I hear they only go at certain times of the year. Does anyone know about this? If I travel in June will I see them? I heard that they also only go to certain beaches? Has anyone here seen them? I am so fascinated by this. I think June might be the best month for me to travel next year and Kefalonia looks like a great place in general.
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