Varkarola 2019

Aug 01, 2019 — Aug 31, 2019 • Category: Events

Ohh yes! You are still in Greece, but this feast that will travel you to the old Venetian culture!
The Varkarola or barcarolle is a one of a kind event that you shouldn’t miss.
The scenery in the small, beautiful village of Assos is amazing on its own, but when the barcarolle takes place in August, you feel you are somewhere in Venice while you are listening to the traditional Ionian serenades, called 'kantades' in Greek.
The barcarolle is usually classical music with singers singing on boats like Venetian gondolas. “Kantades” on the other hand are typical rhythmic songs of the Ionian islands that people used to dedicate to loved ones and sing them under their balconies.
Moreover, in Assos, you will be able to listen to local singers singing serenades while you are looking at the starry sky and the fireworks!