It is still early morning and the meltemi is already blowing quite strongly. Sails still tied down, TO KYMA – our dapper little 19-ft sailing boat – is pushed into the wind and the steep short seas off the southwest coast of Naxos into the bay of Agiasos by the little diesel engine that purrs away down below.
This year’s festival is a very special one, celebrating its 30th anniversary. What began as a meeting of young Greek guitarists in Volos has become one of the largest and most prestigious guitar festivals worldwide.
A rich cultural programme of theatre, opera, rock, exhibitions and other events will be held on the island of Syros this summer including the annual Festival of the Aegean which will take place at the Apollo Municipal Theatre “La Piccola Scala” in July.
20th Century Greek Packaging Prints Exhibition at CDC Space, Summer Dreams
(Oneira Kalokairiou) at Venus Art Gallery, Perantinos Museum of Sculpture seminars, Patricia Sarantinidis Exhibition, Group Exhibition - Athens School of Fine Arts at
Galerie Pontoporos, Anezina Village pottery & sculpting workshops.
Hans Ruprecht Leiss, the fantastical German artist whose exquisitely detailed and whimsical gouaches of fish and fowl often illustrate the recipes of Michelin-starred chef Christian Bind, will be the subject of an exhibition at the Fish & Olive Gallery in Chalki, Naxos.
For the 2008 exhibition, Holland Tunnel Paros is pleased to present “Cosmos”. The word cosmos is derived from the ancient Greek kosmos, meaning order or orderly arrangement; in effect, the opposite of chaos.
Dutch photographer Robert van der Most’s ambitious photo exhibition project “The Longest Portrait Exhibition Ever” will open at 8pm on Tuesday, 15 July with a presentation of more than 750 metres of portraits (2,500 pictures) of people from/on Paros shown along the seafront of Paroikia.
The Paros Kiteboard World Cup 2008 that took place in Pounda (opposite Antiparos) between 19 and 25 June at the Paros Kite Pro Center, attracted crowds of people who watched the spectacular show and enjoyed with the athletes the various entertainment activities that were organised.
Between 20-28 September we will have the chance for the first time on Paros to enjoy watching a professional tennis competition – the “Future” tournament – where some of the best young rising stars in the world of tennis compete.
Are you a fan of extreme sports? Maybe you’d like to test your skill at mountain boarding, a sport derived from snowboarding which uses a board similar to a skateboard, but longer and with larger wheels.
Summer holidays spent sailing around the Aegean on the luxury private cruiseship of the Latsis family seems to have become an almost annual event for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and his family.
The local water authority (DEYAP) remind us that restrictions are placed on the use of water during the summer months and that it is specifically forbidden to use mains water for pools, building, gardens, agricultural purposes, cleaning verandas, pavements, roads or using a hose for car or house cleaning.
During the tourist season the traffic rules on Paros change, as they do every summer according to the decision of the town council. Be aware of the signs on roads that have become one-way and especially of the strict rules of where parking is now forbidden.
Any kind of pampering session is going to make you better, whether through taking time for relaxation or the boost of improving your appearance. However, one treatment offered by the fabulous Salacia Spa, called Shiatsu, actually has healing and therapeutic benefits.
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