Melitzazz festival is a colorful, multi-national gathering of cultures, in the capital of Tsakonia, Leonidio.
Invited artists and chefs convey the atmosphere of their places, contributing to the celebration with music, dance, culture and tastes. Scattered events take place in the streets, at squares and in the chateaus of the picturesque traditional village of Leonidio, numerous open stages are set up throughout the city of Leonidio, the streets are transformed into open air bars and street food goes to a new dimension, where music and dances tangle with scents and flavors of local and international gastronomy.
The festival is dedicated to the famous PDO Tsakonian eggplant of Leonidio.
Leonidio and Tsakonia celebrate, highlighting their rare qualities, the Tsakonian language with its foundations in the Doric dialect, the Tsakonian dance with its roots in the myths of Apollo, the local tradition, hospitality and excellent natural environment.
The theme of the festival, inspired by hosted cultures, includes from rebetiko, oriental, flamenco and Serbian brass, to gypsy swing, jazz, Balkan, Cyprus, tarantella, operetta and much more.
Organization: Municipality of South Kynouria, Development Company of Region Parnonas S.A.