On this page we have messages about some local events. If you are having an event you would like to publicise or know of one we have not already included in our EVENT DIARY, please let us know  NB Local events with their own page (eg Ann's Bazaar 4 Charity) , are NOT included here
The first section is REGULAR LOCAL EVENTS - see below for  OTHER LOCAL EVENTS in date order

REGULAR  EVENTS - but please confirm with venue, for a particular date

 MONDAYS    fortnightly on Mondays Cribbage Socials - Message from Mike Binks :- There will be crib as usual on Monday May 8th, with the option of Moussaka and salad beforehand. But we now also have a dartboard for anyone who would like to play as well, or instead. Darts will be available at any time for anybody who wishes to play darts.
Meetings  are held at Melissa taverna in Stoupa.  Before playing, most people take the Moussaka and salad option kindly offered by Linda at 5 € a head.
The events starts at about 1 o’clock for those wishing to eat first; crib games begin from 2 o’clock. New members always welcome. If you wish to have the moussake special, please let me know before Monday (email) so Linda can have an idea of how much to cook Also if you prefer a veggie option. Contact either me, Mike, at the following emails or numbers Mike : allanmbinks\hotmail : tel +44 7846433693 or Pat : woolfe\sky : tel +44 7508527944

 WEDNESDAYS  - Mosaic Courses
at Art in The Olive Grove, Petrovouni, Kardamyli, ".... in our beautiful new open air studio."
Call Robin or Annamarie to book your place.
Courses can also be arranged to suit for individual /groups. Tel: 27210 78308 Mob: 6937 184071

: www.theolivegrove.co        Email : 

THURSDAYS 'Asian Nights' at VEZUVIOS will restart in June 2017

Some of you will have enjoyed Chinese food prepared by Aris Christeas at Wok-Wok in Kalamata. Now you do not need to go so far, to enjoy Asian food!

The popular Asian Nights will continue in 2017

Aris Christeas is back in Ag Nikolaos and offering a selection of Asian specialities at VEZUVIOS RESTAURANT, near the harbour, on Thursday evenings  VEZUVIOS : Tel 27210 77291, 69 7275 3234 or email arischristeas\gmail

  FRIDAYS  On May 12th 2017 and through the season   Live Music from Chris
Chris Browne will be at Patriko cafe/bar, beach road Stoupa, every Friday evening from 21:00

entertaining with his popular blend of pop, rock, and blues
If you want to know other places he will be playing, or to book him for an event, email pefco2015\gmail

FRIDAYS : Arts and Crafts Fayre  2017

Quality handmade Jewellery, cosmetics, honey, soaps,oils, toys, bags, woodwork and stonework.
Clothes, books, CDs &DVD's at Pefko Taverna, Beach Road Stoupa, 10:00-14:00  every Friday
Stall fee 5 € - Proceeds in aid of GAIA in particular, to help fund running costs for their Medical Emergency Rescue Vehicle, which is in regular use when an ambulance is not available VEHICLE APPEAL
Refreshments available at Pefko Taverna, Beach Road Stoupa (  Owner Elias Hontseas-Stoupa Properties)
These regular Friday craft events have started, but will not be in full swing until around Easter time

New stall holders should contact  Val for details/availability  valerieparkinson3\googlemail

FRIDAYS BBQ Party at Diskouroi will restart in June 2017

Every Friday during the summer, there is a BBQ Party at Dioskouroi Taverna in Kardamyli
Eat as much as you like for € 12 a head
The BBQ starts around 20:00
Tel: 27210 73236 or email soufika\hotmail
Trip Advisor Dioskouroi


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pulse festival

September 16th, 17th : MANI  Pulse Festival, Ag Nikolaos
Events planned so far include  Tango demonstration, Treasure Hunt, Story Teller, The W Mani Dimos Children's Orchestra, Exhibition of local artists,  Arts& Crafts Market,  Greek Traditional Dance, DJ Party of Decades, Photo Exhibition,Gipsy night. For Day, Time & Location of these events see MAP
If you are interested to participate in the festival please contact us
     697 767 32 87 Olga Ale
The Mani Pulse Group   (Greek & English)

exhibition 25/8

Aug 25th - Sept 10th : Art Exhibition   Watercolours, Aquarelle
Yard of Kamara
Kardamyli main road
Opening : August 25th 20:00
Information : +30 6936 424894, +30 6945 970690


art club

August 25th & 26th : ARTS  EXHIBITION
Art Exhibition by local artists.  For the 3rd time members of the Arts Club-Stoupa show their works
at Patriko Cafe-Bar, Stoupa Beach Road, 2 -10 pm

Click on the image below to get more information or to contact the group


we sing for gaia

August 8th : "We sing for Gaia"
Maria Tsoni  - Voice
Elias Kolliniatis  Voice & guitar
21:00 Stoupa Primary School

GAIA VEHICLE FUND 2017  and Gaia News Snippets


August 5th: Famous Proastio Panigiri  At the school.
Good food and sweets, soft drinks, beer and wine, .Roast pork, roast potatos, salads, tzatsziki.  
Dancing and live music from the band.
** Everyone welcome **

recycling for children
August 2nd : Wednesday 19:30 RECYCLING EVENT FOR CHILDREN  there will be a painting competition for children so the best ones will be put on T shirts and cloth bags for sale. The children are going to paint ecological subjects and they will be educated how to separate rubbish .
Τhe goal is to decrease plastic bags and use cloth ones that we take with us to super markets etc and the decrease of rubbish in the bins.  Doctor Sophia
Stoupa beach, in front of Patriko cafe-bar
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July 22nd-October 29th: Group art exhibition "Thumbnails (Μικρογραφίες)/ Miniatures"
Participating artists: Vasilis Anastasopoulos, Giannis Antonakeas, Annita Argyroiliopoulou, Ioulia Ventikou, Giannis Gkouzos, Theodore Zafiropoulos, Katerina Zafiropoulou, Antzi Karatza, Marigo cassia, Sophia Klonaris, Charoula Koropoulis Stavros Bonatsos, Eirini Mpratti George Deros, Iakovos Xenakis, Angeliki Politis, Spyridoula Politis, Kanella Stasinopoulou, Mariam Tsakirian, Elias Christopoulos.
In  the fortification complex Mourtzinou - Troupaki in Old Kardamili ...
 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 08.00 - 20.00. Closed on Monday
Organization: Ephorate of Antiquities of Messinia, Region of Peloponnese, Municipality of West Mani   kalamata gr


Sea water temperature
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