26 FEBRUARY 2019
The famous Skyrian carnival at the Athens airport!
Sounds Greek to me!
March 1st, 2019
The island of Skyros is the fifth destination of the Athens Airport programme Fly me to the Moon - Sounds Greek to Me! With even more images of Greece, the programme continues and Skyros will be present at the Athens International Airport for a day dedicated to its traditions. On Friday, March 1st, travellers and airport visitors will experience unique Skyrian customs, music, dance, and fine local recipes.
The carnival tradition of Skyros “the Old Man and his wife Korela”, full of pictures of Dionysian celebrations, brings its own colour to the Athens International Airport and invites the public to an unforgettable festive experience. The lead characters, dressed in traditional costumes, will entertain and protect us against the evil! The Old Men with their heavy costumes and rhythmic movements create a frantic atmosphere. The Korelas clear the way by dancing and waving a white handkerchief. 
Furthermore, airport visitors will have the opportunity to meet typical folklore elements of the island, such as woodcarvings from the Faltaits Museum and Skyrian embroideries, as well as to taste local dishes and enjoy traditional Skyrian dances.
Sounds Greek to me at Athens International Airport! 
5th destination: Introduction to Skyros
Friday, March 1st, 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
"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 and
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