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“Routes in Marpissa” Culture Festival on Paros, Aug 24-26 2018

For the 9th consecutive year the three-day culture festival “Routes in Marpissa” will be held on the island of Paros, in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. The festival takes place in the traditional settlement of Marpissa in August 24th, 25th and 26th 2018. The festival focuses on themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment. It aims at showcasing the authentic character of Marpissa and Paros from a modern artistic perspective. Due to its experiential approach, a collection of experiences for all ages is created.

It is worth mentioning that the festival has become an institution for the island of Paros and the South Aegean. It is carried out by a large group of volunteers, it is based exclusively on donations and sponsorships, while admission is free to all events.

Routes in Marpissa 2018

“Salt”

24 | 25 | 26 August, Marpissa Paros

This year’s “Routes in Marpissa” will be tastier than ever, since the salt is the thematic axis around which the three-day, experiential and cultural festival will be designed. The festival will take place for the ninth consecutive year in the traditional settlement of Marpissa in Paros.

The salt of the earth, the salt of the sea, the salt of life and the salt of the soul, a vital element and source of life, a precious commodity characterized by many as “the white gold” will be scattered in every corner, every alley of Marpissa, to satisfy the palate, mind and soul.

Selected points of the traditional settlement will be transformed into specially designed stations of interest, where people of all ages will be able to take part in games and experiential activities. In parallel, a contemporary art exhibition will be held throughout the three days, regarding the theme of “salt”, as well as various events, such as, workshops, lectures, and concerts.

Inspired by the village, accompanied by the residents and aiming at the action, come and walk with us in Marpissa !!!

Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018

Hours: 19.00 – 23.30
Marpissa, Paros
Admission is free to all events

“Routes in Marpissa” 2018 is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport, the festival has received the label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and has been added to the Year’s events which are promoted in European and international level.

For more information official website of  “Routes in Marpissa” in Greek and English

Video: Moments from Routes in Marpissa Festival 2017

The festival has as its central idea to create routes and points of interest in the traditional settlement, around themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment. It is designed on the characteristics and scale of the village, showing with respect to the hospitable character of this place. It aims at an experiential approach of activities so everyone can have an active role in the events. The participation and interaction of residents, visitors and volunteers work together in a unique, creative result.

The festival has as its central idea to create routes and points of interest in the traditional settlement, around themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment. It is designed on the characteristics and scale of the village, showing with respect to the hospitable character of this place. It aims at an experiential approach of activities so everyone can have an active role in the events. The participation and interaction of residents, visitors and volunteers work together in a unique, creative result.

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