CULTURAL EVENTS
Cultural Events : PIERIA PREFECTURE

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND ATHLETIC EVENTS IN OLYMPUS AREA

PIERIA PREFECTURE

MUNICIPALITY OF EAST OLYMPUS

  • Events for the carnival and Clean Monday in all the regions of the Municipality (Leptokarya, Platamonas, Skotina, Poroi, Panteleimonas).
  • Epiphany on January 6 on Leptokarya beach.
  • Naval Week in Platamonas port in the summer every 2 years.
  • May Sardine feast in Platamonas.
  • Religious feasts (The Holy Trinity (Agia Triada), Leptokarya, Zoodochos Pigi, P. Poroi, the Virgin Mary (Panagia), Palia Skotina, Agios Panteleimonas and Palaios Panteleimonas).
  • Olympus Festival every summer in Platamonas castle.

MUNICIPALITY OF LITOCHORO

  • Litochoro, Sichna, parading of the cross and banners, for the feast of the Epiphany (6 January) and burning of the cedar tree in the carnival.
  • Parade of the epitaph in the centre of the historical city on Holy Friday.
  • Naval Week, Naval Museum, end of June early July every two years.
  • Cultural summer, Municipality of Litochoro, July and August.
  • Feast of the elevation of the cross at the old monastery of Agios Dionysios on Mount Olympus, September 14.
  • Olympus Hiking Marathon, first weekend in September.
  • Dirt track race in Xirokambi.
  • Moto-cross races in Xirokambi.
  • Olympic Marathon, end of June

MUNICIPALITY OF DION

  • Events in Palia Vrontou on the third day of Easter
  • Traditional gathering in Dion on the Sunday of the Carnival (Meat Sunday).
  • Vrontou Carnival.
  • Olympus Festival, Ancient theatre of Dion, every summer.
  • Koulouma, -outing in celebration of nature- at Agios Vasileios Church in Karitsa, Clean Monday.
  • River party on Mount Olympus, Agia Triada Stream, June.
  • Musical nights under the full moon, Dion Archaeological site, August full moon.
  • Farmers celebration, exhibition of agricultural produce, speeches, folk events, September.

MUNICIPALITY OF PETRA

  • Lagatzari custom in the regions of Agios Dimitrios and Agia Fotini, January 1.
  • Koulouma in Karya on Clean Monday.
  • Patria, religious and folk events, theatre performances, in Rachi, October.
  • Lighting the rocket, Moschochori, third day of Easter.
  • Feast for the Presentation of the Virgin Mary on November 21 in Lofos. The feast takes place in the forest in the old village of Palioziaziako with bean soup.
  • The celebration of Tsipouro in November in Mesaia Milia with traditional events and free local tsipouro.
  • Cultural events by the Educational and Cultural Association of Kato Milia, Lazaioi, April.