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“In the streets of Gourri”

Gourri, a tranquil and quaint village at the foothills of the Machairas forest, invites senior citizens to reexperience and the youngsters to get to know how their parents and grandparents lived during the last century. 

Passionate and skillful handcrafters will showcase traditional occupations, traditional tools and crafts. Take a closer look at how pithkiavli (traditional fipple flute) is made, watch the hands of potters to give life to clay, admire the traditional chair makers and immerse yourself into the art of woodcarving. 

Knowledgeable locals will demonstrate how to make traditional dishes, sweets and drinks, such as palouzes (a creamy dessert made from grape juice mixed with flour), zivania (a strong traditional pomace drink), tsipopita (a doughy dessert with tsipa – fresh butter- and almonds), daktyla (stuffed pastry dough with ground almonds, cinnamon, sugar and rosewater), loukoumades (deep-fried dough balls dipped in syrup), halloumi (our Protected Designation of Origin PDO cheese), how to bake bread in a wood-fire oven, how to produce honey and much more.      

The festival features a wide range of children activities including a theater workshop, a treasure hunt, face painting and a bouncy castle. Live traditional music and dances will entertain the festivalgoers.      

Make the most of your time in Gourri by visiting the two community museums (Folk Art Museum and Bicycle Museum), Agios Georgios church and the old fountain. From there, you can hike the 2km nature trail up to the Mavritsios Waterfall.

Where: Gourri

When: TBA     Time: 11:00 – 19:00

Venue: Along the street from the village square to the Folk Art Museum

For more info: +357 22633839

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