PRESS RELEASES
17 APRIL 2019
Easter Traditions from South Kynouria … at the Athens airport!
Sounds Greek to me!
April 19th, 2019
 
 
South Kynouria is the seventh destination of the Athens Airport programme Fly me to the Moon-Sounds Greek to Me! The programme continues with even more images of Greece on Friday, April 19th, when the local tradition of Tsakonia with the loom, the Tsakonian eggplant, and the spectacular Easter tradition from Leonidio with the balloons in the sky, will be introduced to the travellers and visitors of the Athens International Airport.
 
Tsakonia, with the distinctive dialect that has its roots in the ancient Doric Greek, and the local labyrinthine shaped traditional dance, participates in the Fly me to the Moon programme and brings its own unique rhythm to the Athens International Airport. The audience will be initiated into the art of the loom, and will be treated to local tastes.
 
Visitors will craft hot air balloons and experience the Easter spirit by reviving this unique tradition from the picturesque town of Leonidio. The beautiful capital of Tsakonia, during the Resurrection night, offers a unique spectacle of sound and light created by the distinctive colours of the balloons in the night sky.
 
Sounds Greek to me at Athens International Airport! 
 
7th destination: Introduction to South Kynouria
Friday, April 19th, 2019 
Departures’ Level - Entrance 3 - All Users Area
Hours: 12:00 - 16:00 
 
 
Greece at the airport
 
The airport’s "Fly me to the moon” this year “unfolds” the natural beauty of Greece, the cultural identity, the gastronomy, the customs, the traditions, and the special character of each region. Our passengers and visitors will be enjoying these “journeys”, together with local representatives, and the people of our country’s “guest of honour” regions. 
 
The programme:
 
  • July 2018 – Central Greece
  • September 2018 – Chania
  • October 2018 – Epirus
  • December 2018 – Northern Greece
  • March 2019 – Skyros
  • March 2019 – South Aegean
  • April 2019 – South Kynouria
 
"Fly me to the Moon" is a joint cooperation between Athens International Airport and elculture cultural platform which takes place for sixth consecutive years. For more information please visit www.aia.gr and www.elculture.gr.
 
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