Minor Asia of our hearts
Three days of remembrance events for Asia Minor Hellenism that includes historical tributes, theatrical events, suggestions and narratives related to the refugee issue, concerts and dance events.
It is an event of remembrance for the refugee families who came and lived in Voula in '22 and who created a dynamic community and distinguished themselves in all the activities of social life of the region.
Through a series of events, the Organization of Sport, Culture and Children's Education of the Municipality (OAPPA) gives the opportunity to the residents and citizens of the city to learn unknown aspects of the greatest possible destruction of Hellenism, and to remember the tragic moments experienced by the Greeks of Asia Minor.
The three-day event for Asia Minor takes place every year in the first half of September in Imion Square, Voula.
September Free of charge
After the 1920s a very large percentage of the people living in our city and especially in Voula were refugees from Asia Minor.
In 2022, 100 years have passed since the uprooting, the massacres and the dehumanization of the Greeks of Asia Minor. Digital material (photos and videos) from the Internet was collected with respect and a lot of zeal, which was then colorized.
The main objective is to educate the new generations about the truth which is often well hidden in unseen paths, hidden under the ruins of the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who were sacrificed for no reason, powerless to the decisions of the powerful and above all TO NOT FORGET and NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AGAIN .
The digital audio-visual material was divided into 9 thematic sections (Period 1919-1922, Daily life before September 1922, Departure of the Greek Forces, Refugees on the Waterfront, Turkish entry into Smyrna, The Great Fire, The next day of the disaster, Searching for salvation on the ships, Refugees in Greece).
The Mediterranean Festival of the Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni, entitled "A Sea of Songs" takes place on the beach-port in Varkiza.
It is a three-day event aimed at the spectators to be introduced to the magic of the Mediterranean, as reflected through flavors of traditional products, wine tasting nights and musical characteristics of its regions.
It takes place on the last weekend of June with 2 major concerts, with leading performers of the music scene and important orchestras/bands with the background of the Saronic Sea, in one of the most beautiful spots of Attica, the Athenian Riviera and specifically the Varkiza Square.
The festival is under the auspices of the Region of Attica and is free for the
June free entrance
The children's festival of Vari, Voula, Vouliagmeni usually takes place in mid-June on Varkiza square, with free admission for the public.
The Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni is organizing a festival dedicated to children.
With fun and imagination.
With fairy tales, theatrical performances, actors, visual arts, painting, gardening workshops, interactive games, folk tales telling, children's literature writers presentations, sticks, gifts and many surprises.
According to the organizers, the festival aims to familiarize the children with the culture, the environmental awareness by doing creative activity by the sea.
June free entrance
Run the Lake
Run the Lake Road
The Run the Lake race is now a sporting event in the Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni.
Each year the number of entries ranges from about 2,000 to 3,000 people and takes place on the most beautiful route in the country, in Vouliagmeni
The start and end of the race take place in the lake of Vouliagmeni
The race is charitable-social in nature, combining noble emulation and selfless
It is a race of offer and solidarity, in which runners run from the heart, and where sports and naturalistic action is combined with the provision of financial and material assistance to institutions and bodies of our region.
Profits from contributions from participations and sponsorships will be made available to institutions and bodies to meet their needs
The race which takes place in mid-December is co-organization of the Organization of Sports Culture & Children's Education of the Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni and the Association of Runners of the Southern Suburbs of Attica Evcles, with the support of the Hellenic Federation of Associations of People's Mass Sports (EOSLMAY).
Tel. (+30) 2132020714
Cost is announced at: http://www.runthelake.gr/
Rally Sprint Regularity Voula «Hanged Hare Kremasmenos lagos»
The event of the revival of the Historical "Voula Ascent", in the famous "Hanging Hare".
It is under the auspices of the Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni and is organized by the Association of Owners of Collectible Cars.
It is organized in the form of rally sprint regularity, a mild form of "race", which promotes road safety and respects the environment and local residents, while participants compete on the same special precision route three times.
Eligible to participate are selected historic cars, while there are competitors whose name is connected with the legend of the "Hanged Hare".
Kastellorizo Cup 2015
The Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni, in collaboration with the Organization of Sports, Culture and Children's Education of the Municipality of Vari Voula Vouliagmeni (OAPPA) and the four Nautical Clubs of the city, Nautical Athletic Club of Vari Varkiza, Nautical Athletic Club of Voula, Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni and Nautical Club of residents of Vouliagmeni, organized the 1st International Sailing Race of the Border Islands – "Kastellorizo Cup 2015".
The aim of the event was to highlight and promote the island of Megisti, the easternmost tip of Greece and to give it publicity with a positive sign.
The race took place from Monday, September 7 to Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in Kastelorizo.
The athletes, coaches and organizers as well as the guests, went to the island with the cruise ship "Aegean Paradise".
Festival in Vlachika of Vari
The Festival in Vlachika of Vari (Dilofos) is organized at I.N. Peter and Pavlos in Dilofo Varis.
It is a musical journey in the tradition and dances of Greece from Thrace to Crete, from the conakia of Sarakatsana to the Aegean islands
The city of Vari honors its local tradition, remembers the wandering of the Sarakatsana and their establishment
The Festival is free for the public
The event, titled "Orestia", takes place at the yard of the Prophet Elias Chapel in Corby, Vari.
"Orestia" is dedicated to the memory of the dancer Orestis - Konstantinos Mylonakis who was tragically killed on July 20, 2011. Orestis was an honors student in the Department of Biology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and lost his life by volunteering at the Samaria National Park.
The University of Athens, honoring his memory, established a scholarship in his name and, in an announcement to an international scientific journal, gave his name to a new species of plant that was discovered in Parnon just before Orestis was lost. The plant was named Allium Orestis.
The theme of the Festival is the dances and songs that traveled over Apeliotis, the wind of the East, to come and rest gently next to the illuminated cross of Prophet Elias on a July night.
The Festival is being co-organized with the Organization of Sport, Culture and Childhood Education of the Municipality of Vari, Voula, Vouliagmeni.
More than 200 men and women, more or less experienced triathletes swim in the turquoise waters of the spectacular Vouliagmeni coast and follow the 2004 Olympic trips in a revival of the highlights of the Athens Olympics!
The Swimming - Cycling - Run Sporting Event aims to revitalize the triathlon track at the 2004 Olympic Games.
It has tourist, cultural and developmental character as it does not participate in the national championship as an event.
It is under the aegis of the Ministry of Shipping, the Municipality of Vari - Voula - Vouliagmeni and the Dutch Embassy.
Running and swimming are sports that suit Greeks as they are an extension of our natural movement. The bike is a modern and eco-friendly way to travel.
Xterra Greece - Off Road - triathlon
XTERRA is a leading Off Road - triathlon & other off - road sport, with events in more than 25 countries around the world.
The XTERRA Off Road triathlon combines swimming with mountain biking and mountain running.
The Greek race, part of the XTERRA European and World Championships, enables professional and amateur athletes from around the world to claim $ 15,000 cash prizes and qualifying slots for the XTERRA World Championship final at Maui, Hawaii. /> Although some of the best triathletes, mountain bikers, racers and adventure athletes from all over the world are racing at XTERRA, racing is not just for them.
XTERRA is identified with the idea of teaming up, companionship, adventure, and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Τel. (+30) 2132020714
Winter Swimming Challenge
The Winter Swimming Crossing of Vouliagmeni, takes place every November in the magnificent bay of the N.Prostion of Attica.
The swimming event is today the top and largest swimming race of the year, with athletes from every corner of Greece and abroad
Open water swim race which includes three distances, 5000m, 2500m and 1000m, giving the opportunity to athletes of all ages and categories to test their abilities, have fun and enjoy their participation in a well organized and safe event.
The cost is announced at: www.xterragreece.com/en/other-events/swim-events/xterra-vouliagmeni-swim-challenge/