Varkarola Festival 2019

Event from Aug 10, 2019 until Aug 10, 2019
Category: Events
Posted by: on May 06, 2019
Varkarola is a famous festival that is held in Corfu every summer and it’s among the most spectacular shows of the Ionian Islands.
This event celebrates the miracle of Saint Spyridon, as the locals believe that it was the saint who saved the island from a Turkish siege on August 11th, 1716. That is why they celebrate this miracle with a representation of the nautical fight.
Varkarola takes place in the bay of Paleokastritsa, northern Corfu. A series of boats parade along the bay, while bands play traditional music and dancers present local dancing. At the end of Varkarola, a boat is set on fire and fireworks explode to commemorate the burning of the Turkish naval during the 17th-century siege.
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