Festival of Kassandra
A very important role to the development of Cultural Tourism in the area plays the Festival of Kassandra.
Counting 20 years, it has hosted many foreign well known artists, such as Ray Charles, BB King, Joanne Baese, as well as Greek ones, such as Demetris Sgouros, Evanthia Rempoutsika, Haris Alexiou, Alkistis Protopsalti and many others who raise this festival’s value. The National Theatre, the State Theater of Northern Greece and many famous Greek actors come every summer to this celebration of culture.
The festival begins in July and ends in late August, while it takes place at the Siviri Amphitheater with a capacity of 3500 seats. It is considered the “jewel” of the area, welcoming each year many “faithful” visitors.
Each summer, at the same time, many other festivities take place, such as the honey festival in Fourka and Agia Paraskevi, the Anchovy Festival in N. Skioni, the three-day celebration of Paul the Apostle in Nea Fokea, the Carnival in Polichrono, the Kassandra Proceedings and Kassandroupolis in Kassandreia, the Angels’ Festival in Hanioti, the Dormition of Mary in Paliouri, the musical events and the trahanas festival in Afitos, the proceedings in Pefkochori and the celebration of St. Panteleimon in Kallithea.