The Saristra Festival takes place on the island of Cephalonia in the ruins of Palaia Vlachata, a village destroyed by an earthquake in 1953, from August 5 to 7. Billed as the biggest alternative cultural event on the Ionian islands, the event features a promising lineup including Greece’s Yiannis Angelakas, Monika (photo), Pavlos Pavlidis and Planet of Zeus and Turkish band She Past Away. Also on the festival’s three-day agenda are exhibitions, film and video art screenings as well as lectures. For more information, go to www.saristrafestival.gr.
Palaia Vlachata, Sami, Cephalonia