Groussa Namou

…Or else “Our language”. This is a short film that reflects the specific Tsakonian language – the only modern sample of Doric dialect which is endangered. The creators negotiate the threat brought from tourism, immigration and “mandatory” lessons in maintaining languages which withstood centuries and now are challenged to disappear within a few decades. This…

Tsakonian Games

This event was organized for young children who were challenged to present Melijazz festival in paintings , crafts, songs, games and whatever else they could think of! Main inspirations were Tsakonian language, tradition and the famous aubergine.…

Looking upon the stars

The Astronomy Club of Sparta “Dios Kouri” kept us company until Sunday morning! This time the telescopes turned to the most massive star, the Sun. Amateurs astronomers who were in the area had the pleasure to learn about the nature of the Sun, blemishes, solar storms, their importance and their impact on the Earth. The…

The Constellation of Tsakonian Aubergine

The beautiful countryside of Leonidio allowed us to gaze at the stars in the clear sky, all the way to the center of the galaxy. The evening included two magic astronomy lessons through which we learned easily and simply to recognize basic constellations based on the position and shape. You can see sample of photos…

“Once upon the time …there was an impossible aubergine”

For the young and old … lovers of eggplant, the fairy tale «Once upon the time …there was an impossible aubergine ” was an enjoyable and interactive narrative with a creative workshop. The fairytale of I. Skarlatou is an interactive narrative journey, enriched with dramatic play, construction and recipes, which aims to introduce to the…

The Art of Micro Shipbuilding

At the tower of Tsikalioti guest had the opportunity to learn many secrets about the modeling in the shipbuilding. The instructor Dimitris Panagiotidi talked about all levels and techniques, from basic designs such as the positioning of motor, mast, ropes and other accessories. Some of the core modules of the Leonidio School of Ancient and…

Micro Shipbuilding Exibition

During the festival a meticulous and very interesting exhibition was happening every afternoon at the Tower of Tsikalioti. There, we learned how to design and construct different models of ships, taken from different eras, and many integrated models, with excellent buoyancy! The exhibition was a tribute to the long and very important naval history and…

Photo exibition

Dina Vitzilaiou is a local photographer with huge talent and sensitivity. She has done a great job capturing images and moments of the area. At the festival in 2011 she presented her work with special theme “Secrets of Tsakonia”. Blog: dinavitzileou.blogspot.com Blog for Poulithra and Leonidion: poulithragr.blogspot.com /…