Galaxidi Carnival Flour War

Cultural & Theme Tours in Athens
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Tour description

Once a year on Καθαρά Δευτέρα (Clean Monday) the people of Greece celebrate the end of the Carnival period before moving into lent. Since the mid-19th Century, the gorgeous village of Galaxidi has held an annual flour "war" where residents and visitors come together to paint the village and each other with brightly colored flour for a day of celebrating, fun and chaos!The Greek Kitchen is proud to offer an amazing package for those who want to get in on the fun, which is even better value than taking the public bus from Athens!The price of the day trip includes:- Return coach travel from central Athens- Boiler suit, mask, and goggles- 1 kilo of flour- 5 alcoholic drinks/soft drinks and snacks from our secret barDuring the flour "war", the village is divided into "combat" and "safe" zones so you can join in or just take a break and watch the madness when you feel like it. Complete your day with a meal in the village before heading back to Athens in the evening.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Greek Kitchen, Athens, AtticaThe private coach to Galaxidi will be leaving at 8:00 am sharp so be sure to be there on time! Look for the Greek Kitchen Hosts with the logos on the t-shirts.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Mount Parnassus, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceThe journey from Athens to Galaxidi is approximately 215km and takes around 3 hours including a comfort stop halfway; sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as we pass through the Parnassus Mountains and historical towns like Arachova and Delphi.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi, Galaxidi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceOn arrival in Galaxidi, you'll have an orientation walk of the village with your Greek Kitchen Host; they'll show you the layout of the "combat" and "safe" zones as well as the location of our secret bar and rest area. Your host will show you the starting location of the event and tell you the time to be back there. The bells will ring, the mayor will give a welcome speech and the war will commence! Go wild, throw flour and embrace the chaos of the carnival, the war will stop when the flour runs out!When things have calmed down find a place to eat and relax, wander the village (not everywhere is in the "war zone") and take photos, enjoy the views out to the mountains or even take a walk with a local and his dogs.The coach back to Athens will be departing at 20:00 pm sharp, don't miss it!Duration: 9 hoursStop At: The Greek Kitchen, Athens, AtticaLeaving Galaxidi will be hard, it's so beautiful there you won't want to leave but we will and after the return journey to central Athens you'll be dropped off outside The Greek Kitchen at around 23:00 pm.Duration: 3 hours

What's included

  • Private transfers to and from Athens
  • A Greek Kitchen Host, to take care of you for the day
  • Boiler suit, face mask and goggles, to protect you from the flour
  • 1kg of flour, to throw in the "war"
  • Alcoholic Beverages - 5 alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Snacks - Included snacks, to keep up your strength
  • Soda/Pop - 5 non-alcoholic/alcoholic beverages included
  • Entry/Admission - The Greek Kitchen
  • Entry/Admission - Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi
  • Entry/Admission - The Greek Kitchen

What's not included

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals