Loutraki Carnival

Loutraki Carnival

The Loutraki Carnival (Karnavali Loutrakiou) is one of the largest carnivals in Greece with a history of over 20 years. The Carnival festivities are organized by the Municipality of Loutraki, Perachora, Agioi Thoedoroi every year, lasing throughout the Apokries season and culminating on the weekend before Clean Monday.

The Loutraki Carnival includes a broad array of festivities and events including masquerade parties, traditional events of local culture clubs and association, traditional Greek dancing events, Treasure Hunt games and many more.
The highlight events include the Grand Parade on the Sunday before Clean Monday with numerous satirical floats followed by an endless stream of groups, each one with an individual theme around which their costumes are designed. The parade is watched by thousands of people in the street and balconies and it is usually followed by an open air concert.

The Closing Ceremony takes place on the beach of Loutraki where the Carnival King is burned and fireworks light up the sky.

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