An excursion for all tastes!
The travel group Grecopaths Team and the club of Gate Peloponnesian Culture decided to organize a trip for those who are
tired of the same carnival routine and looking for something authentic on the occasion of the rural carnival & Dionysian rites
to the village Nedousa in Messinia
Three suggestions for all tastes!
An agricultural carnival as Hesiodos describes.
In Nédousa, in the southern Peloponnese, an agricultural carnival takes place every year onClean Monday (Katharí
Deftéra). This custom has its roots in antiquity according to descriptions by the poet Hesiodos. It is a kind of “popular
theatre” consisting of a series of acts “performed” by a group of people dressed up as goats with bells around their waists to
ward off evil spirits, and secure good luck and prosperity for the village.
Apart from being an ancient ritual, what really makes this carnival unique is its interaction with the visitors, who are invited to
take actively part in all the acts, to put on traditional disguises, and to celebrate as the ancient sounds of daoúli and floyéra
echo throughout thisevergreen village.
Join in an interactive spectacle in which you mingle with the locals, follow ancient ceremonies, taste Lenten delights
absolutely free of charge, and drink “koutsavítiko” (a Greek varietal) wine!
>>All groups regardless of what activity they will decide to do, we propose all together to enjoy the rural carnival which will
begins at about 10: 30am and later on everyone is free to do whatever he wants<<.
1st suggestion-1st group:
Carvival & hiking in Nedousa
The route is : Νedousa-Μοnastery Μardaki-Stone bridge Saint Polikarpos
Distance: About 8km
Level: Εasy-The majority of the route is downhill path with parts of asphalt road but with the biggest part to be dirt hiking
Hot spots: Nedontas river, byzantine church, naturalist route, impressive stone built single arch bridge
Duration: About 3 hours
Included: The whole excursion: Transportation, hiking,carnival, free food & drinks offered by the local cultural club
-Payment method: Deposit: 10,00 €
-For Nafplio by arrangement at 6933051333 Τsirikou Satvroula
-For Argos by arrangement 6946682054 Soursos Hercules
When is the due date for participations? Until 15th of February: early booking with the price of 25.00 € and last min booking
from 16-25th of February with the price of 30,00 €
How can I book my seat? Via email:email@example.com or by
Tel: 6933051333: Τsirikou Stavroula // 6946682054 Soursos Hercules
The rates are the same regardless of group/suggestion
2nd suggestion 2nd group:
Carnival & walking to the river
As it mentioned above if one person has no desire to walk the 3 hours walking path as it is proposed he can stay in the
village to enjoy the carnival happenings as much he wants and then there is an option to walk around to the village which
has several small paths leading to small churches or to the river with the beautiful plain trees and small bridges.
The scenery to the river is looks like a fairy tale!
3rd suggestion 3rd group:
Carnival & climbing
For the climbing friends we suggest the sector Tzerani which is very close to the village and it has variety of routes.
From 5C+ until 7C+
For more information you can check here :
-06:45: Departure from the port of Nafplio (next to the train station)
-07:15: Departure from the public market of Argos
-10:30: Arrival to the village Nedousa for the rural Carnival with Lenten treats
-12:30: Depart the two groups for hiking or climbing
-16:00: Return to the village for rest & relax
-17:00: Depart from the village
-20:00: Arrival to our starting point
For the hiking group
Equipment: Trekking boots, raining coat, backpack, sticks, snack, water and clothes for change after, at bus are required.
Equipment for the climbing group:
70m rope, 15 quickdraws and HELMET!
Carnival costumes are welcome although the team smudge will be inevitability!!
*** Each one must have all necessary medication in case of previous medical history with him.
*** The schedule might be delayed,+ -30 min depending on the teams preferences.
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING WITH YOU YOUR VERY GOOD MOOD!
DO NOT MISS IT!
‘Εxplore like a local, feel like a local’ with Grecopaths Team !!
Nedoussa - the rural carnival