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

UPDATE: Ceramic Painting workshop on 2 October 17 - call to book your place
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 : 


WEDNESDAYS   You can enjoy lIve music at Maniatiko Cafe-Restaurant in Ag, Nikolaos from 6th September to end of September, The Barefoot Blues will be performing every Wednesday from 8pm onwards. For further information call 27210 78032
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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


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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December 9th : NARTURA excursion to "Van Gogh Alive-the experience" 

Departure from Stoupa at 8:30 and return at 18:00 from Athens Concert Hall. Entry fee 35 € per person. The price includes the price of the exhibition ticket. A priority order will be followed and participation will be subject to the payment of the fee. Contact: 6946096502 (Vasilika Kateris)  / 6942849549 (Voula Spyreas) 
Εκδρομή ΝΑΡΤΟΥΡΑ στην έκθεση "Van Gogh Alive-the experience". Αναχώρηση από Στούπα στις 8:30 και επιστροφή στις 18:00 από Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών. Τιμή συμμετοχής 35 € το άτομο. Στην τιμή συμπεριλαμβάνεται και η τιμή του εισιτηρίου της έκθεσης. Θα τηρηθεί σειρά προτεραιότητας και η συμμετοχή θα ισχύει με την καταβολή του αντίτιμου. Επικοινωνία: 6946096502 (Βασιλική Κατέρη)   / 6942849549 (Βούλα Σπυρέα) |  


October 21st : 6th Kastania Chestnut Festival
From 10:00 am until late evening
With live traditional music
Watch live on https://youtu.be/5XeRZqhrygo
For more information contact


Oct 4th - Charity Cricket match, Kalogria Beach 8am

Charity cricket knockabout in support of Gaia. With England cricketer Alex Tudor. Meet at 8am for an 8.30am start. 4 euros per player. For more information contact arthurburgess44@hotmail.com. 

display kazantzakis

September 22nd, 23rd, 24th  "Kazantzakis-Zorbas-Stoupa...100 years later" Festival

You are invited to take part in "Everyone in Stoupa is dancing Syrtaki" at 17.30pm on 22nd September 2017. This is only one of the activities taking place during the festival. The event is organised by Art Groups: Nartura and Arts Club Stoupa

For the full details of the events see PROGRAM  and more from the ARTS CLUB Stoupa ARTS CLUB STOUPA

Background info - Everyone in Stoupa is dancing Syrtaki

pulse festival

September 16th, 17th : MANI  Pulse Festival, Ag Nikolaos
UPDATE Sept 1st:The REVISED PROGRAM of events, and details for anyone wanting to join the bazaar BAZAAR INFO
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)

tango at Tikla
September 16th: Noche de Tango at Tikla Kardamili:
Argentinian tango dancers Valeria Buyatti and Marcelo Bottaro will be in Mani from 10th-17th September
They will have a special tango night on Sat 16th at Tikla from 20:30. The 'Milonga' will be open as from 10pm, with the musical choices of  Valeria Buyatti
Valeria Buyatti and Marcello Bottaro are lovers of Argentinian popular culture and of the city of Buenos Aires. They love sharing the music and dance of their city and teach internationally, both in South America and Europe, and would be delighted to give tango lessons for beginners.
For information contact Olga Profili by email  or phone : +30697 693 16 62   YouTube Valeria Buyatti y Marcelo Bottaro 



September 15th : The Jitterbugs at ENIGMA
Live at enigma
Friday September 15th 21:30
27210 78113

September 2nd :  KARMA (Sakis & Poly) at Patriko : The excellent duo KARMA continue their performances all over Greece. This time, at  Patriko Cafe/bar in Stoupa, Messinia, where they will present songs from their new album "Close to you" and well-known, favorites from the field of rock and their artistic repertoire.
Sakis Bilalis has successfully collaborated with several well-known musicians such as Yannis Nicolaou, Antonis Mitzelos, Dimitris Vassalakis (Termit), Alkis Konstantopoulos and many others. Polly Polena has collaborated with composers such as G. Markopoulos G. Chatzinasios and G. Nikolaou (Lathrepivates), as well as with performers Sofia Vossou, Penny Xenakis, Maria Kanellopoulou and others.  KARMA   and fb Event KARMA (Sakis & Poly)   They invite you and promise you a night filled with beautiful melodies.  Start time 21:00   Free entrance  Tel. 27210-78065


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




Aug 12th - Sept 30th: Coniectura V  'My Other Self' - The works of this group exhibition of fine arts, will be exhibited at the hotels, restaurants and cafes of Stoupa and Kardamili. Thus, visitors and tourists will have a different way of interacting with visual arts. This is the first time. The idea was born out of the need to find alternative ways of exhibiting and a need to bring artwork closer to the world.
The artists involved: Sotiris Anastassopoulos, Tasos Vamvakas, Peter Huby, Vassilis Karizonis, Kallirroi Katsafana, Panagiotis Kyriakakis, Panagiotis Lambrou, Penelope Memeniou, Suzanne Mourdoukouta, Eleni Bardamaskou, Giorgos Deros, Nadia Papadopoulou, Angeliki Politis, Simon Rose, Giorgos Stathoulopoulos, Panayiotis F. Tepelopoulos.
Businesses hosting projects:   KARDAMYLI: Kiki - Maistros - Andrewvista-Lola -  To Lokali - Kritamos - Aquarella - Dioskouroi.
STOUPA: To Palio Bostani - Paralos - Hotel REMVI - Enigma - Patriko - Akroyali - 2 Cute - Halkiora.   messinialive


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


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