On this page we publish details of events in the Messinian region, and sometimes further afield, from a number of sources including  kalamata gr -- Tharros -- wherevent --- peloponnese events   
The source is usually in Greek, so the details are in Google translate English!

June 7th-10th: Costa Navarino - The 12th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Golf
Organized by Aegean Airlines, at the award-winning  golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course of Costa Navarino.
60 professionals and 180 amateur golfers from all over the world are expected to participate in the popular tournament from 7-10 of June and compete for a total prize fund of €70,000 as well as many more special awards.

 For details of the program see aegeanproam com

June 4th : Panagyri at ART FARM
" For  the Eve of Pentecost  we are  planning a traditional folk festival at the farm. Dancing, singing, quality traditional music and of course the traditional pork, skewers, plenty of wine and cold beer."
Sunday, June 4 at 9:30 PM - 2 AM
Musicians will entertain:  
Mary Denaxa: Singing ,  Maria Ploumi: lute, singing, Angelica Papanikolaou: Accordion , Georgia Marini: violin
Art Farm Αγρόκτημα Μαρίνη, 24100 Megáli Mandínia, Greece

For  reservation Phone: 2721110443, 6932483630       Πανηγύρι στο Aγρόκτημα

May 27th-28th: Folk weekend dedicated to the Mani Lament (Μανιάτικο μοιρολόι)
At the Cultural Center of Kalamata, the aim is,  "to renew the cultural interest in the region, home of Nicholas Politis-father of Folklore. Mani laments are  priceless treasures of poetry, because not only do they relate to the death of persons or particular events, but highlight the lifestyles and attitudes of the people who created them. " At the event,  Mr. Aristide Doulaveras,  Associate professor at the University of Peloponnese, Ms. Sophia Kapetanaki, assistant professor at the University of Peloponnese, Mr. Socrates Kougeas, philologist-writer and  Mr. Dimitri Giannimaras, teacher-writer and ex-Mayor of W Mani, will present papers.  Laments will  be read,  and Psaradellis Georgia and Mr. Katsos Panagiotis of the Music School of Kalamata,  will accompany the event with  flute and clarinet music. Tharros  About the Laments of Mani   and  YouTube Μανιάτικο μοιρολόι

May 27th: "Tomb of the Warrior" : The excavator archaeologists of the "Tomb of the Warrior", will be holding an event at the REX Hotel in the pedestrian area , Kalamata,  on Saturday, May 27, at 7.30 pm. The  address will be made by the president of the Cultural Association of Chora, Eugenia I. Kokkevi.
After the greetings will be presented the topic "The Tomb of the Warrior of Ancient Pylos Hill: Findings from research at the University of Cincinnati, 2015".
The excavators Sharon  Stoker and Jack Davis will present a wonderful movie and famous findings from a looted tomb that was first discovered in May 2015 in the Hill Country in Englianos Trifylia.
The burial is unique and grave goods found with the dead emphasize close relations between Messinia  & Crete, around 1450 BC, at the dawn of the Mycenaean civilization. The film will be presented in English with Greek subtitles.  Tharros   Details in English  athenscentre

May 26th- June 15th : Painting exhibition by Panayiotis Keranis. Kalamata Art Center (CCC), continuing the tributes to visual artists, presents the first solo exhibition by Panayiotis Keranis.  After some years of exceptional student progress,  Panagiotis Keranis projects have gained excellent color qualities and highly impressionistic elements. Panagiotis Keranis was born in Kalamata. At the age of four years was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder. His training, conducted by psychologist and speech therapist,  was based on  communication. Very quickly he began to communicate and express through painting. At fourteen years, in the sixth grade, he excelled in painting nationwide. His training continued in E.E.E.E.K Kalamata. Panagiotis Keranis and his mother Catherine Nifoudi thank everyone who contributed to his training.
Opening: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 20.30  Opening hours: Tuesday -Friday 14.00 - 21.00 & 10.30 -17.00 Saturday
Kalamata Art Center, Navarino 8 Kalamata Beach (inside Art Workshop)   Tel .: 27210 28 864     kalamata gr

May 20th : "Atmosphere - Climate - Health:  Invisible particles with visible effects"  With the aim of science communication, the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) continues the cycle of open meetings to the public on Saturday, May 20 at 7.30 pm at Tapas- bar (Zeus Ithomata 6) Kalamata, with guest speaker Professor Nikos Michalopoulos, Director of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens. The effects of global warming, the incidence of extreme weather events with serious economic, social and environmental impacts, and the impact of pollution on human health, are a part of the agenda to be discussed at this cafe-NEO.
The «cafe-NEO» meetings  in the Peloponnese, are intended to inform on contemporary scientific issues, with emphasis on key, current environmental issues. Admission is free, and the public has the opportunity to meet renowned Greek scientists, active in Greece and abroad,  in a friendly environment which encourages active public participation and debate.
In the cafe-NEO, as in "science cafes" around the world, while drinking a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can learn through understandable language about the latest news in Science and Technology. Note that the first cafe opened in Leeds, England in 1998 and have since spread throughout the world. tharros

May 20th :   "Alice in the land of theFish" This subversive and multifaceted tale by John Xanthoulis will be presented  in OAED amphitheater (Labor Center) in Kalamata, next Saturday , May 20, at 5.30 and 7.30 pm. Little Alice starts a vacation, the ship that transports her sinks, but she is saved by a dolphin.  The Dolphin helps to teach fish how people live. Fish, learning to imitate people,  acquire all the bad characteristics of human nature, they  become self-centered, avaricious, bellicose, and begin to measure their value based on the value of the human markets. Alice understands that the lessons will not lead to good.
Will Alice will be able to correct the situation that has been created? She manages to make fish be fish again, and to teach them that money is not the greatest value of human nature. What about the value of love, friendship, hope and forgiveness?
An interactive and timely representation with lots of music, fantasy and humorous comment on our times, reveals the values of family, friendship, selflessness, accountability and environmental protection.
Ticket sales EUR 7: Cultural Center of Kalamata (tel. 2721087902), Public store and online presale on viva.gr or 11876
General Admission: € 8. Apply OGA eisitiria
Contact numbers: 2107622034 and 6943290294. Tharros

May 19th-28th : 6th Kalamata  Flower Show - On Friday, May 19th the gates will open on the show that will give the public the opportunity to admire and buy plants, shrubs and trees, as well as tools and supplies, to obtain information from experts in garden care, participate in educational programs, attend cultural events,  and enjoy moments of relaxation on the magnificent Municipal Railway Park.

Entry to the 6th Kalamata Municipality Flower Show is free, and it will operate on the following schedule: 09.00 - 13.00 and 18.00 - 23.00 daily.

The inauguration of the exhibition will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 20:00, in front of the refreshments area of Municipal Railway Park of Kalamata.
kalamata gr

May 19th - 21st: :Kalamata - "Traces of the Mediterranean" photo exhibition. The exhibition of photos by Ino Lucia and Gabriele Ficchi, entitled "Traces of the Mediterranean ', is presented at Art Stage, Benaki 5 , Kalamata. The opening is Friday, May 19 at 8:00 in the evening, while the exhibition runs until Sunday, May 21. Opening hours: 7.00 - 11.00 pm The exhibition is under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of the Peloponnese and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens ...
The "Mediterranean Traces" is a very large collection of black and white photographs, which began in late 1990s and is still continuing. "Traces of the Mediterranean, signs, light, rocks sculpted by wind and sea, archaic architecture, volcanic earth from the sun-dried, paths, faces, walls and geometric shapes carved by time. Shadows and highlights austere shapes, as if crystallized by history and architecture, which change according to the time and the different angle of the sun. . .. "
Already it includes many areas of Greece (Samothrace, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Folegandros, Anafi ...) and Italy  to the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands , the Balkans, and Turkey (Cappadocia). However, on the Artistic Stage  the majority of the photos will be of Greece. kalamata journal

May 19-21st :Pet Adoption weekend at Costa Navarino full weekend (19-21 May) at Costa Navarino will be devoted to pets. Dog owners and those interested in adopting will learn from expert trainers not only basic obedience commands but also advanced tricks to teach their pet. Local volunteers, associates and guests join forces for   Navarino Pet Community, offering shelter and medical care to stray animals in the area. The shelter has already found permanent homes for 30 dogs and 4 cats that are now enjoying a better life, not just in Greece but also in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and the UK. At The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino Navarino Dunes, 24001 Romanós, Messinia, Greece    Westin Resort

April 2nd and following Sundays from morning : traditional cuisine at ART FARM 
Reservations 69324 83630
ΚΑΘΕ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΣΤΟ ΑΓΡΟΚΤΗΜΑ ανοιχτα απο το πρωι με παραδοσιακη κουζινα
The Art Farm "Farmhouse Marini" is an event venue, for entertainment & creativity, located 15 km from Kalamata in the area of Meg. Mantineia. It is one of the cultural standards farms, where the visitor has the opportunity to participate in seminars and agrotourism activities, attend concerts and theatrical performances and enjoy coffee or a drink overlooking Kalamata  . Art Farm Αγρόκτημα Μαρίνη


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