Vamvakou Experience Festival 2022

Vamvakou Experience Festival 2022

Save the date: July 01-03, 2022 / Vamvakou – Lakonia

Vamvakou Experience Festival is all about unique experiences on the mountain, while getting to know the village of Vamvakou through a big three-day celebration for everyone! As, according to Aristotle, “experience produced art”.

One festival, three days and numerous open events with the lush nature of Mount Parnon on the background. The driving force? The passion of a group of young people who decided to revive their village! The raw material? Cultural, culinary, sport, technological and all kinds of experiences! In a few words… Vamvakou Experience Festival 2022! Three days full of authentic Vamvakou experiences, on July, 01-03 2022, with the signature of Vamvakou Revival and the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

An excellent opportunity for a summer nature getaway, that is embraced by people every year more and more. Discover everything taking place in Vamvakou, laugh, play, sing, feel like a kid again and join us in a magic place, where gastronomy mingles with culture and sports meet innovation!


Vamvakou Experience Festival | Live the Vamvakou experience!

July, 01-03 2022, with free entrance for all

Vamvakou Mountain Run: July, 03 2022

Organized by: Vamvakou Revival

With the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Friday, July 1

16.00 – Closing ceremony of the Vamvakou Sport Summer Camp

The Vamvakou Experience Festival starts with the closing ceremony of the Vamvakou Sport Summer Camp.

18:30 – «Give me Five!!»

The school programs of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) are coming to Vamvakou and so we are inviting you to join a knowledge game of massive dimensions! | Addressed to children aged 6 to 15 years old

18:30 – «Recycle… pedaling!»

Plastic recycling workshop. One more of the school programs of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) are coming to Vamvakou | Addressed to children of all ages

20:30 – Staying Alive (I am almost Dead) with Katerina Vrana

Stand up comedy show | Addressed to all

22:00 – Cocktail Party with the Blue Sins

Refreshing summer cocktails and a special music program with Greek and foreign hits in disco and pop rhythms, from the 80’s till today, signed by the Blue Sins. | Addressed to all

Saturday, July 2

10.00 – 16.00 – Hiking on the Vamvakou Trails

Sports / Mountain activities. Addressed to people aged from 12 years

10.00 – 16.00 – Mountain cycling on the Vamvakou Trails

Sports / Mountain activities. Addressed to people aged from 12 years

11:00 – Field of Life and Panagiotis Giannakis in Vamvakou

Basketball, experiments and marionettes | Addressed to children aged 6 to 12 years old | Maximum number of participants: 20 per program.

13:00 – Wine tasting in Voureiko

A wonderful wine journey in Vamvakou, along with Diamantis Farantatos, owner of the Lacovino vineyards. | Addressed to adults

11:00 – 17:00 – Massage & Aromatherapy at Kato Vrisi

A full body massage and aromatherapy at Kato Vrisi while gazing at the lush green nature by Alexia Tseleki | Addressed to adults

14:00 – Vamvakou in an Imaginary Landscape

Architecture workshop for a future viewing of Vamvakou in collaboration with SNFCC | Designed and realized by: Christina Tsinisizeli, visual artist | Addressed to children aged 6 to 10 years old

16:00 – Robotics workshop in V.Lab

V.Lab workshop | Robot-fun team by Nokia Hellas

Lego We – do 2.0 | Addressed to children aged 6 to 8 years old

Lego Mindstorms | Addressed to children aged 9 to 14 years old

16:00 – 3D printing workshop in V.Lab

Tech workshop at V.Lab for children aged 4-14 years old | Robot-fun team by ΝΟΚΙΑ Hellas

17:00 – Ceramics for families

Maria Penesi will initiate us in the art of ceramics | Addressed to families

19:00 – Chocolate Lab with Christos Vergados

A special seminar for chocolate and its processing | Addressed to all

21:30 – How to find Love in Life

Music & dance event inspired by the wedding ceremonies in Vamvakou | Research – Artistic supervision – Presentation: Dr Stavros Spiliakos, research: Mata Galata, music by : Dilberaki, With the participation of the Dance Association “I Pirihi”, the Parochial Chorus of Anogia and Maro Houpi- Georga.

Sunday, July 3

10.00 – 16.00 – Mountain cycling on the Vamvakou Trails

Sports / Mountain activities. Addressed to people aged from 12 years

11:00 – Getting to know Vamvakou like the back of your hand

Tailor-made tour program by Vamvakou Revival | Realized by: Martha Verdilou | Designed by: Kalliopi Koutroumbi | Addressed to children aged 6 to 12 years old

11:00 – Activities in nature with Parea tou Dasous

Educational environmental program, sensory and environmental play | Addressed to families and children aged 5 to 12 years old | Parea tou Dasous

11:00 – 14:00 – Exhibition of oral stories by Istorima

Stories from the Greek countryside by people who experienced them | Supervision by Istorima | A narrative journey throughout the village!

12:00 – Cooking Lesson by the Women’s Cooperative of Vamvakou “Vamvakia”

Cooking, demonstrations, tastings, display/selling point of traditional products | Event curation: Gianna Balafouti | With the participation of the Rural Cooperative of Vamvakou “Parnon Poema”

14:00 – Playing with patterns

An art & culture workshop based on tradition of Greek folk art | Realized by: Alkioni | Addressed to children aged 6 to 12 years old

14:00 – Music routes by Oros Ensemble

An unexpected music promenade throughout the village, solo & duets will create a special music map, giving the chance to visitors to discover the village accompanied by music | Addressed to all

17:00 – Closing ceremony & awards of Vamvakou Mountain Run 2022

17:30 – Gadjo Dilo at Vamvakou

Music event / Concert in the village square | Addressed to all

Vamvakou Mountain Run 2022

And as if all this weren’t enough, this year we are waiting for you on Sunday July, 03 to head to the mountains by participating in the Vamvakou Mountain Run 2022. Let’s take a run!

Photo Contest & Exhibition

Vamvakou Revival invites friends of the revival project, visitors and inhabitants of Vamvakou, as well as photography fans to submit until the end of July their still from the village and take part in a big web contest. Throughout August, social media users will be voting with their “like” the best photos, which will then form part of an exhibition to be hosted in the village of Vamvakou in October, the walnut month.

Are you a photo artist? Is it maybe your photo that is going to be exhibited in the village? Send us your material at