4th Folklore Dance Festival

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4th Folklore Dance Festival
“Diamantis Palaiologos”
27. – 28. & 29. August 2016

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The festival is dedicated to Mandos,
who used to dance at “The Greek Night”
– arranged at Skopelos Village from 1983 on!
He was THE dancer,
and now his tall, handsome son Christos is leading on!

It was always fantastic, so we do have something to look forward to this weekend!


Photo from the website
“The 4th Folklore Dance Festival, inspired by our mentor and dance teacher Diamantis Palaiologos, will take place on the island of Skopelos, Greece, on August 27-29, 2016 under the auspices of the Municipality of Skopelos and the Region of Thessalia, and with generous contributions from individual donors and numerous volunteers. Come, take hold of our hands and dance with us on the beautiful island of Skopelos, as we celebrate traditional dance, melodies and rhythms.”
This is borrowed from
http://eaff.eu/en/festivals/308-4th-folklore-dance-festival-diamantis-palaiologos

SATURDAY
20.00 Circle Dance and Dancers Parade Skopelos Port
21.00 Festival Opening – Open Municipal Theatre of Skopelos
24.00 Welcome Party – Bardon Bar

SUNDAY
11.30 Team-building Game Dancefestival Quiz
– Platanos Jazz Bar
18.00 Cretan Dance Workshop by Giannis Megalakakis
– Orpheus Cinema
20.00 “SayOPA!” Free Greek Dance class
for the island`s foreign visitors
21.00 Festival Second Day
– Open Theatre of Skopelos
MONDAY
09.30 Trip to Glossa and Loutraki
Presentation of the traditional costume of Skopelos
based on the research and study of ms Markia Delitsikou.
Introducted by Christos Paleologos – Glossa Square

11.30 Open rehersal for Ukranian groups
– Ptharakia Cafè, Glossa.

14.00 Beach-Party – sorry it does not say where!!!
21.00 Open rehearsal for Ukrainian groups
– Ptharakia Cafè, Glossa.
23.30 Party – Open Municipal Theatre of Skopelos

WELCOME!!!
Ας χορέψουμε!
Let`s dance!

Easter trip 2017

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Scandinavian Easter Trip

If you like to read about Easter 2016 look to the left here
and click on the EASTER PÅS
– not the top on EASTER PÅSKE

Sorry, the rest is in Norwegian!

Gresk påske kommer samtidig med “all-verdens-påsker”
i 2017 – 1. påskedag er 16. april.

Så hvorfor ikke ta en tur med meg til fastlandet og
Pelepones før gresk påskefeiring
på Skopelos? Utrolig mye å se og oppleve!
Man kan godt bare ta fastlandsdelen,
– alt er fleksibelt!

Se på kartet over her, turen starter med 2 netter i  Athen,
med besøk på Akropolis og det flotte forholdsvis nye
Akropolis museet samt rusleturer i Plaka og Monasteraki.

3. dagen kjører vi ut av Athen og har et langt stopp
for å se Korint kanalen og gamle Korint. 

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Innen kvelden er vi i herlige Nafplion, – en gang Hellas hovedstad,
og der blir vi i 2 netter for å se byen;


Vi skal besøke ruinene av Mykene med løveporten;


Epidauros – kanskje Hellas flotteste amfiteater;

– det brukes fremdeles, selv om det ble påbegynt 300 år f.Kr.

Noe av det vi så rundt Nafplion;

5. dagen kjører vi nord-vest over og krysser den kjente, fantastiske
broen Rio-Antirio og stopper i Nafpaktos for en natt.

https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio-Antirio-broen
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Nafpaktos;
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6. dagen blir det nordover og  lunch stop i Galaxsidi;

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Neste stopp
“Oraklet” i Delphi. 2 netter i fjeldlandsbyen
for å besøke ruinene og museet.

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7. dagen blir det mer nordover, – er vi heldige går det båt fra
Agios Konstantinos, ellers må vi helt opp til Volos.
En annen mulighet er å fly Athen – Skiathos!
Intet er fastsatt!

Vi kommer til å smake på masse forskjellig mat,
noe for enhver smak.
All mat og drikke på fastlandet vil være inkludert,
samt inngangspenger og bompenger.

Dette er jo bare et lille oppsett på en tur,
– jeg gjorde den i 2012 sammen med mor og filleonkel Arne.
Vi hadde en uforglemmelig tur,
og derfor vil jeg gjerne delen den med flere!

Jeg legger opp turen med Madro Travel, her på Skopelos,
men først må jeg vite om noen kan være interessert!
Vi vil bruke hoteller i mellomklassen, alle med egen dusj og wc.
Frokost på bostedet mens alle luncher og middager
blir “på byen”!

Prisen beror på hvor mange som vil med
og hvordan det passer med transport m.m.
– men det blir et sted mellom
femtentusen og tyvetusen kroner.

Man må ordne flybeilletter selv.
Aegean Air hadde ikke noen oppe ennå,
men tror man kan fly tur-retur for ca 2.500,- NOK
Austrian Air pleier også ha gode priser.

Avreise Norge ca 8/4 med retur godt etter 17/4,
det er valgfritt – men eksakte tider ikke fastsatt ennå!

Har du spørsmål eller
VIL DU  KOMME PÅ MIN MAILING LISTE?

Send en mail til Skopelos2017 “alfakrøll” outlook.com
– alt i ett ord, eller;

legg inn en kommentar med din mailadresse her øverst på  siden!

UT PÅ TUR – ADLRI SUR!

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Grilling av PåskeKillingen

Disco Divas?

DISCO DIVAS!!!
What has that to do with the photos up here?
Well, with my best Greek girl-friend, Debbie/Despina –
dancing up here – we went all Greek music.
Apolafsis and Karidia – both very good!
With Sian my best English girlfriend
we planned to go to the new disco.
Name I do not know but the man behind it is Sophos,
who is and have always been a very great DJ!
It is on the other side of the road,
just before the post office.
Pasxa and me went late to town,
going to stay in my friends house

OK, we had some retsina, went to the OuzoBar
alias International Cafè, met some friends, had some retsina …
– and the the 2 “disco divas” went home!!!
The time was nearly two and we needed our beauty-sleep ;o)

Last Saturday at Skiathos with
another good girlfriend;

Hope you have a good time,
I really did!

Girl-friends for ever ;o)

Glossa evening & more ;o)

Glossa is a very charming small town on Skopelos,
very Greek and very friendly.
We went for a meal before the concert;

I was there with my very good friend Sian,
who lived here for some years.
We had a very good time,
lots of “girls-talk”!

And then the big event of the night;
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Sokratis Malamas with his band, –
he is very well know in Greece.
it was just fantastic!
They had to improvise a bit because
the violin player did show up late
– he had “walked” from Volos,
on the mainland!!!
BUT he did some songs too and he
also had a great voice!
So did the girl – what a night!!!

You may listen to this one on You Tube

it is with Alexsiou – female, and Ioanidis – ponytale,
Malamas is the dark guy with the guitar.


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More from the area close to Glossa;

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SIFFY 2016

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The coming Tuesday 2/8 at 21.00 at
the Elementary Schools Amphitheatre.
70 young students from all over the world is being
instructed by producers from Turkey, Korea, Russia
and more, – really very international –
and a great joy and pride for Skopelos!
Bravo Jill, Daphne and all others behind this!

As days go by …

More memories of Skiathos 1981;

The fantastic church on Tzougria.
2 of the Sarris brothers and
Eeuwe from Holland who adopted a boxer dog.
Does anybody know Eeuwe?

Over to last days Skopelos;

Some animals from up here;

Basil time;

I just love them and

The moon in Greek has many names
φεγγάρι
, σελήνη, πανσέληνος
– the last one meaning full moon.

;O)

Once upon a time …

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Once upon a time …

– my boss, Frode Schiøtz 79,
funder of Gullivers Reiser and Lilleput Reiser,
sat on an airplane between Athens and Thessaloniki
,
he looked down and what did he see?

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A small island with lots of beautiful beaches and
the sparkling azure-blue sea!
When he landed he asked our agent,
what was that beautiful island that I saw?
That was the beginning of Skiathos for the Scandinavian marked.
Gulliver started there is 1980, mom and me were some of
the very pleased Norwegian tourists visiting there,
again and again!
The travel was long; plane to Salonika, bus to Volos,
some hours wait there in the middle of the night,
and the morning ferry “Skopelos”
– made in Langesunds verft, Norway –
and finally, worn out, we met “The Greek Connection”!
We stayed at the very simple Skiathos House,
owned by the Sarris family,
– and we became a part of that family –
I still feel I am!

The airport opened for charters 1984, I think in May.


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We got to know the brothers Kostas and Georgios, mostly,
but also brother Stavros and the sisters Koula and Vasiliki,
and of course Mamma & Pappa Sarris
– and in the Greek way all their family and friends.
We became a part of The Greek Connection too!
I even had to take a transfer to Thessaloniki
to send and pick up Gullivers travelers.

Unfortunately Georgios, Stavros and Pappa are no longer with us.

In 1981 we got to know
TZOUGRIA ISLAND;

Memories, very, very good memories,
5 great holidays mom and me had on Skiathos,
and then we moved here in 1983.
I became guide for Gulliver and stayed on even after mr Gulliver sold.
When he came here in 2010 and asked me
if I wanted to join the Lilleput team,
I was very happy!

THANK YOU mr GULLIVER,
because of YOU I am here in my Greek paradise!

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Mr Gulliver & me

PS Saturday 16th of July I picked up 73 tourists in Skiathos going on holiday on Skopelos, more than half of our SAS plane! We are doing very well at the moment!

;o)

Smak & Behag

Tinas mat - og annet snadder

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