A two days long agricultural festival was held in September 2008 in the village of Pirgos right in the center of the island of Samos in Greece.
I followed the invitation and took part on both days, taking photos and videoclips.
First day, September 5th: "Kyvelocooking" with traditional food, wine and sweets and traditional dances in the evening on the crowded platia of Pirgos.
Second day, September 6th 2008: an experience of rural life during the period of vine harvest in the vast vineyards north of Pirgos on the slopes of the Ambelos mountains.
The festival was carefully organized by the womens cultural association of Pirgos village "KIVELI" and was a big success.
Impressions of Day 2:
a full day and a full program of going to the vineyards, having a religious ceremony in a chapel, cutting grapes, having a traditional meal in a cottage in the middle of the vineyards and coming back to Pirgos to press the vine and to eat Tiganites and a special pudding made from the freshly pressed grape juice.
Musicians of Samos are depicted here playing the song "Samiotissa" in the yard of Tasos taverna in Pirgos in the afternoon, while participants are having a good time dancing, eating, drinking.
Come to Pirgos in the heart of Samos! For sure Samos has a lot more to offer than beaches and touristic centres along the coastline. Come and find out with all your senses: Samos is much more than just the coastline!