Local Events near Kalami

Varkarola Festival

Every year during August prepare to witness the most romantic event of the season, an amazing moonlight spectacle at the beach of Kalami. Watch a number of boats decorated with fairy-lights reach the shore to the soothing sounds of Corfian serenades performed by the local choral group “Apollon” accompanied by the music of a violin and guitar; an old tradition also known as “Varkarola”.

May 21st – Gimari Festival

Celebrating the name day of St. Helene and Konstantinos on May 21st, Gimari, situated only 1 km away from Kalami, organizes a local festival inviting guests to enjoy some Greek music, local cuisine and fine regional wines.

July 16th – Festival of Traditional Village Pie

An unusual festival taking place once again at the village of Gimari is the pie festival on July 16th of every year. Local women prepare a breadth of handmade pies stuffed with cheese, spinach, meat, fish, potatoes, vegetables, chicken and many other surprise fillings welcoming guests to celebrate with local music, regional dances and a feast of lamb, Greek souvlaki, and plenty of local wines.

August 15th – Kassiopi festival

Celebrating the assumption of the Virgin on August 15th, Kassiopi Festival takes place at the village of Kassiopi only 6 km away from Kalami. The festival is filled with local flavours, regional dances and a great selection of local wines.

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