Routes in Marpissa 2018


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 settlement of Marpissa in Paros.

The salt of the earth, the salt of the sea, the salt of life and the salt of the soul, a vital element and source of life, a precious commodity characterized by many as “the white gold” will be scattered in every corner, every alley of Marpissa, to satisfy the palate, mind and soul.

Selected points of the traditional settlement will be transformed into specially designed stations of interest, where people of all ages will be able to take part in games and experiential activities. In parallel, a contemporary art exhibition will be held throughout the three days, regarding the theme of “salt”, as well as various events, such as, workshops, lectures, and concerts.

Inspired by the village, accompanied by the residents and aiming at the action, come and walk with us in Marpissa !!!


Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018
Hours: 19.00 – 23.30
Marpissa, Paros
Admission is free to all events

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Organised by: “Routes in Marpissa”
Co-organisation: Administrative Region of South Aegean, Municipality of Paros

With the support of KDEPAP
Contemporary art exhibition with the support of NEON – Supporting Creativity
Grand Sponsors: Blue Star Ferries, Cosmote
Communication Sponsors: Star,  Cosmote TV, Diesi 101.3, Kathimerini, ERT3, ERT South Aegean, Empneusi 107FM, Parola, All About Festivals,, parosweb, Serious, GreekTV

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19.00   Ten steps of salt!”: drama game for primary school children

With the group “Svoures” – Konstantina Tsivga, Myrsini Vostani, Dorothea Gymnopoulou, Maria Bethani, Marianna Alatzi, drama performers.
[Aristoteli Square]


19.30  “Salt: a trace of land, taste and being”, a culinary workshop

With Panos Ioannidis, cooking instructor / chef / specializing in the research and development of new products.
[Christos Square]

22.15 Musical Routes with the Underground Youth Orchestra

Songs: Konstantina Kordouli
Children / Youth Choir of “Mythodia” Conservatory of Paros
Choir Director: Maroulia Kontou
Music Director – Arranger of the Orchestra: Costas Eliades
[Efstratios Aliprantis Square]

09.30 Morning Activity: A visit to the dairy unit

With Katerina Moschou, soil scientist
[Meeting time: 09:00 at the Municipal sports field of Marpissa. Getting to the dairy unit will be done by means of transport]


19.00 “I make a magic broth and something good will come out!”, an interactive nutrition game for children aged 4-7

With nutritionist Fani Roussou, Nutritheories.
[Courtyard of N. Perantinos Sculpture Museum]


19.00 “Salt Road”, art workshop for children aged 8-12

With Niovi Stavropoulou, artist / collaborator of the Museum of Cycladic Art and Nikos Michopoulos, performer / puppet theatre player.
[Agrotoleschi Building]


19.00  “Cracks in the salt”, improvisations in performance and design-by-making, workshop for adolescents

With Dr Carolina Vasilikou, architect / educator / lecturer in Architecture (University of Reading) and Dr Judita Vivas, physical theatre performer.
(Languages: Greek, English, French)
[Aristoteli Square]


21.00 “Salve for the Salty Ones”, performance

By Erica Scourti in the context of the contemporary art exhibition “Walking the dog on the salt”.
[opposite the residence Tsantouli-Stella]


22.00 Concert with Yasemi Vocal Quartet

Martha Mavroidi, Irini Derebei, Maria Melachrinou, Tasos Poulios.
[Christos Square]


22.45 Concert “Ross Daly Τrio”

Ross Daly (Cretan lyra, rabab, tarhu, saz), Kelly Thoma (Cretan lyra), Vangelis Karipis (percussion).
[Christos Square]

19.00 “Salty whiskers…asking for their boss!”, a game about biodiversity and the protection of the sea for primary school children

With Eleni Svoronou, WWF Hellas / author of children’s books.
[Agrotoleschi Building]


20.30Archetypal structures and the art of dry stone structures in the Aegean region”, lecture

With George Petrakis, architect / spatial planning.
[Christos Square]


21.15 “Tsampouna and toubaki folk music”

With musicians from Paros and Antiparos.
[Starting Point: Mills Square]


22.00 Traditional feast

With Nikos Economides, Panos Vergos, Argyris Psathas, Nikos Tsantanis and Ritsa Poziou.
[Papa-Giorghi Stamena Square]

In parallel, during the three days of the festival you can also visit:

Thematic stations of experiential activities “Salt”

These are suggested thematic stations and visiting sites framed by experiential activities and designed by the voluntary organizing team of “Routes in Marpissa”

Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art “Walking the dog on the salt”

Artists: Eleni Bagaki, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Erica Scourti, Elena Chantzis.
Curated by Despina Zefkili


Visiting hours of exhibitions, thematic stations and visiting sites: 19.00 – 22.00.
Admission is free to all events.
The organizers reserve the right to make changes in the program.