The Municipality of Kastoria announces the launch of the 2nd Festival of Medieval Byzantine Kastoria “Alexiada” , with the cooperation of the authorities and the Diocese of Kastoria and the warm voluntary synergy of citizens, will be the organized the festival which last year made widely sense within and outside Greece.
Starting on 22/8 2013 at Panagia Koumbelidiki with the theatre performance “Migrating” (by the cultural group”Myisis”) we will be taken back in time for all the next ten days, to walk in the musical landscape of our traditional tunes with Chronis Aidonidis, Nektaria Karanzti and Theodosia Stiga, be moved by the Choir of the Music Department of the Ionian University in the work of Dimitris Maragopoulos “Elafos”, based on function 1cent. AD, to reflect with the music of Codex and La Vaga Harmonia, have fun with the experimental theater group frACTals, meet the Flag- Wavers of Carovigno on city streets, wander around in the Byzantine Kastoria and the Open Medieval Market at Ntoltso Square, opening our hearts to the surprises awaiting us at every corner with events and images of unique beauty, unforgotten flavors, tours and educational programs. The closure is the 1/9 at the Monastery Mavriotisa and includes the interactive representation of the Kastoria’s take over by Alexios I Komnenos, with the participation of volunteers in historical costumes. The program will close with a festive concert by Maria Fotiou.
A city on the lake. A castle above the city. The trace of its waters.