Last Sunday was the beginning of “Apokaries” or “Carnival”.  This starts three weeks before Lent in the Greek Orthodox calendar  and towns and villages hold celebrations involving much “dressing up” by adults and children alike, music (very loud), dancing, food and drinks.002The entire main street was closed to traffic for music and dancing.017004003009016018013014And there were quite a few rather plump, little angels.

This whole celebration was so “Greek” , loud, colourful and tacky…but a good time was had by all and as usual “any excuse for a party!”