Press Release “Routes in Marpissa” Festival – In Between – 25, 26, 27 August 2023

In a traditional walk with tsambouna and tumbaki music and an authentic Cycladic feast with Nikos Economides and Kyriaki Spanou, which lasted until early in the morning, the 13th festival “Routes in Marpissa” was completed on Sunday, August 27, saying goodbye to the last weekend of summer. As every year, the "protagonist" was Marpissa, even…

Visual arts exhibition “Routes in Marpissa 2023”

“What is born out of the ground? The stones are burning in July, my eyes are burning too.” *   As the lime melds the Cycladic forms into a harmonious expanse of purest white – an embodiment of the Greek summer – the bleach, employed to cleanse the spaces awaiting eager visitors, silently infiltrates the…

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Festival Routes in Marpissa – In Between – 25, 26, 27 August 2023

Marpissa in Paros will welcome us again this year in its welcoming courtyards, paving alleys, squares and church forecourts, on the occasion of the 13th Routes in Marpissa festival that will take place on August 25, 26 and 27. This time having the route map as a guide, the bougainvilleas as signposts and the scents…


Routes in Marpissa 2022 Festival This year’s festival album in 12 plus 1 click

One more festival of Routes in Marpissa has come to an end. For the 12th year, residents of the village and of Paros, visitors from Greece and all over the world walked through the traditional settlement, which for three days celebrated the end of harvest with concerts, music and dance performances, workshops, events, lectures and…

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Routes to Marpissa 2022 – Group art exhibition

The mouth fills with words *   Group art exhibition Artists: Phoebe Giannisi, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Maria Sideri, Chara Stergiou Curated by Despina Zefkili.   “The mountains are still nice today (…), that is, we see them as nice, they themselves have no self-consciousness, as Hegel said. To walk again today a path lost by the…


“Routes in Marpissa“ awarded in the Call for European Heritage Days Stories 2022

The Non-Profit Association "Routes in Marpissa" has taken part in the Call for European Heritage Days Stories 2022, an initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Since 2018, European Heritage Days has been bringing together stories from around Europe to encourage people to engage with their cultural heritage and share their views…

Routes in Marpissa 2022, Harvest in the Parian “Katikia”

26, 27, 28 August 2022 Harvest in the Parian “Katikia” The wheat is sown, harvest is coming Do not boast before you see the end.   This year’s festival Routes in Marpissa is dedicated to the harvest in the Parian “katikia”, returning for the 12th year, consistent in its appointment with the public, on the…


Art exhibition: Cycladic Rondo (return / feedback)

Cycladic Rondo (Return -feedback)  Artists: Eva Yannakopoulos, Dimitra Kondylatos George Samandas Curator: Despina Zefkili Bearing the same name of George Samandas’ artwork created specifically for the festival, this year’s exhibition— carrying over from the celebrations that took place two years ago-on the occasion of the then tenth anniversary- and after last year’s suspension—sets the notion…

Wake-up call for all the residents of Marpissa, Parians and friends of the time-honoured festivities (festival “Routes in Marpissa”)

Dear friends, The time has come to remember our summer gatherings in the alleys of our charming village. Save the dates: 27, 28 and 29 August 2021. We are certain that we are all eager to meet again just like old times.   Sincerely, The organizing team of Routes in Marpissa

Blue Heritage is the new project of the “Routes in Marpissa” team

Blue Heritage is the new project of the "Routes in Marpissa" team. The multi-year archive of the recognized festival around the identity of Paros is presented online for the first time to the public, enriched by new recordings and artistic depictions of the cultural heritage of the Aegean. Blue Heritage is a new digital meeting…
Ευρωπαϊκές Ημέρες Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς 2020

Press Release | European Heritage Days 2020

The association "Routes in Marpissa" participates in the digital celebration of the European Heritage Days (EHD) 2020 - "Heritage and Education", 25-27 September 2020 with the creation of three videos through which the public will be guided digitally in three special buildings of Marpissa in Paros. These are typical examples of the traditional architecture of…

Cancellation of the festival Routes in Marpissa 2020

Dear friends of the festival “Routes in Marpissa”, This time, for the past ten years, we announce our festival’s annual theme, counting down to our summer appointment, which this year was scheduled for August 28, 29 and 30, 2020. Due to the unprecedented and difficult situation we are experiencing caused by the pandemic of Covid-19, the organizing team…
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Press Release – 10 years “Routes in Marpissa”

10 years "Routes in Marpissa" A three-day celebration in the center of the Aegean Sea 10 years / Thousands of smiles   We celebrated the ten years of the festival Routes in Marpissa in August 23, 24 and 25, with beloved artists and many visitors in a festive three-day celebration and in an atmosphere of…

Contemporary art exhibition: “Summer is the opposite of history*”

This year, the festival “Routes in Marpissa” turns 10 and we are all invited to “Three days of celebration”. The exhibition “Summer is the opposite of history” was based on the concept of celebration, starting from what can a contemporary island festival be and how important traditional rituals are. A family, local, national celebration may…

10 years “Routes in Marpissa” A three-day celebration in the center of the Aegean Sea 23, 24, 25 August

…It all started in August 2010 when a group of friends invited us to a cultural festival with thematic routes to get to know Marpissa: a traditional Cycladic settlement in Paros, which has maintained its authentic character in the passage of time. Soon this group grew up, became a large team of volunteers, and the…
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Animasyros traveled for the first time to Paros for a creative collaboration with Routes in Marpissa!

Animasyros traveled for the first time to Paros for a creative collaboration with Routes in Marpissa! The festival Routes in Marpissa, which this year completes 10 years of successful presence on the island of Paros and Animasyros International Animation Festival of Syros, have joined their Cycladic forces. In the context of Animasyros #tour18_19, a unique…

Routes in Marpissa were awarded at the Best City Awards 2018

Routes in Marpissa received an award at the Best City Awards 2018 organised by Boussias Communications and the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (ΚΕDΕ). The jury and the co-organisers of the Best City Awards 2018 awarded a honorary prize to Routes in Marpissa, appreciating its contribution to the development of cultural tourism in Greece, which was recognized by…

“Routes in Marpissa” awarded as “Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destination” for the year 2018

We are pleased and excited to announce that the festival "Routes in Marpissa" was awarded by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN). The festival won the third prize in the category "Cultural Sites", while the theme of this year's competition was Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism ("Destination of Sustainable Cultural…

Walking the dog on the salt

Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art in the context of "Routes in Marpissa 2018 – Salt" August 24, 25, 26 Artists: Eleni Bagaki, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Erica Scourti, Elena Chantzis Curated by Despina Zefkili   Salt Flat In 1968, Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist, created a flat rectangular surface scattering 1,000 pounds of salt in an abandoned…

Press Release 2018

Routes in Marpissa 2018 “Salt” 24 | 25 | 26 August, Marpissa Paros   This year’s “Routes in Marpissa” will be tastier than ever, since the salt is the thematic axis around which the three-day, experiential and cultural festival will be designed. The festival will take place for the ninth consecutive year in the traditional…

“Routes in Marpissa” has been awarded the label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

We are delighted to announce that “Routes in Marpissa” has been awarded the label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and has joined the Year’s events that will be promoted in European and International level. The festival contributes significantly to the achievement of the Year's objectives as endorsed by…

Report 2017

  The cultural and experiential festival “Routes in Marpissa” was successfully completed on Sunday 27 August and took place for the 8th consecutive year in the traditional settlement of Marpissa, Paros. This year’s festival “In the Light” started on Friday 25 August with the interactive game “In the speed of light” designed for primary school…

Routes in Marpissa 2017 – Program

25, 26, 27 August 2017 “In the Light” Program


The sun is barred from entering

How can the famous Parian marble, the Cycladic light, the pirate stories of the Aegean, the architectural shells of the past, as well as the current debate on wind parks, become the motive for the emergence of alternative stories and conflicts around the history and the present identity of Paros?


Blue Magazine – Aegean Airlines

May 2017. Blue Magazine – Sun-Kissed Paros | Aegean Airlines issue 5/2017


EFFE 2017-2018

Routes in Marpissa is now part of the EFFE festival community,


Quality certification for the festival “Routes in Marpissa”

The assessment of the quality management system of the festival “Routes in Marpissa”


Routes in Marpissa 2016 / Press Release

On 26, 27 and August 28, volunteers and visitors of the cultural and experiential festival “Routes in Marpissa,” traveled for the seventh consecutive year

Nατάσα Μπιζά, How to re-model a pavilion from German to Greek, performance- διάλεξη. Διάρκεια +/-30 λεπτά. How to re-model a pavilion from German to Greek, a collection of cases, 2016, βιβλίο.

Clumsy routes

Artists: Natasa Biza, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Persefoni Myrtsou, Apostolos Ntelakos, Paky Vlassopoulou. Curator: Despina Zefkili


Press release 2016

Routes in Marpissa   “With Destination” 26, 27, 28 August 2016 The experiential, cultural festival «Routes in Marpissa», for seventh consecutive year, takes you on a journey to the island of Paros, on  26, 27 and 28 August, 2016. What do you take with you on a trip? What makes you go back to a favourite place?


Questionnaire: Paros International

As part of the research and planning for the festival “Routes in Marpissa” 2016, but also for the team’s archive, we collect information about people from Paros and Marpissa living abroad. Your participation and cooperation in this project will offer us great joy and help!

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Routes in Marpissa 20-21-22 August 2015 Marpissa, Paros

On 20, 21 and August 22, 2015 volunteers and guests of the cultural and experiential festival “Routes in Marpissa” shared unique moments and strong emotions in the traditional settlement of Marpissa, Paros.


Press Release

The experiential, cultural festival «Routes in Marpissa», for sixth consecutive year, welcomes those who want to discover the authenticity of Paros island, in August, 20, 21 and 22.


EFFE Label 2015/2016

“Routes in Marpissa” have been selected by EFFE, the European Festivals Association to receive the EFFE Label 2015/2016 and be part of a European network


2015 Wishes!

We wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015! The organizing team of Routes in Marpissa


November 2013: Experiencing Routes in Marpissa through the eyes of the volunteers.

“Friends of Paros,” in the context of promoting development and culture issues of the island and in cooperation with other agencies and action groups of Paros, host on their website the following article


Participation in “Festlab” in Syros Institute

On 14th and 15th of September, our team had the pleasure to be invited and participate in the first “Festlab” which was organized by Syros Institute and ad axem.


Honourable distinction from “Friends of Paros”

“Friends of Paros,” in the context of promoting development and culture issues of the island and in cooperation with other agencies and action groups of Paros,