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Kalamata – Become Greek Rebel and Hero | 23rd March 1821 Liberation Fest Experience

Created with Sketch. Kalamata, square of 23rd March,Greece
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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

20 people

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Overview

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history. The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up... More

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.

The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as simply the (Greek : Agonas) “Struggle”, was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyalet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on 25 March.

The Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821 between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. The result was the capture of the city by the Greeks. Kalamata became the first city to be liberated.

Greek independence heroes Kolokotronis, Nikitaras “the Turkeater,” Petros Mavromichalis, the warrior priest Papaflesas , Anagnostaras and 2,500 Greek rebels liberated Kalamata in the first major battle in the Hellenic War of Independence.

In the Church of the Holy Apostles liturgy in Kalamata on this day on March 23, 1821 the Hellenic forces celebrating the victory and it was where the Hellenic Revolution was declared.

Reenactment of the Liberation of Kalamata from the Ottoman rule..
Celebrations and festivities that take place on 23 Martiou Square and at the Holy Apostles church on 23 March, the day that the 1821 War of Independence started and the city was liberated. A special moment is when the reenactment of the re-occupation of the city by the Greeks is performed, together with a reading of the “Warning to the European courts” which was drawn up by the Messinian Senate.

Be part of the Celebrations and festivities that take place every year on 23 Martiou Square in Kalamata as a Greek Rebel or Heroe.

Bring your own Greek traditional dress of 1821 or let us to rent it for you for this Special Day.

An unforgetable experience which help you to live the Greek Revolution and culture !

Prices / minimum 4 persons
€ 85/person for minimum 4 participants.
€ 70/Kid age 10+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
80/person for minimum 5 participants.
€ 65/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.

 

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Become a Greek Rebel and Heroe in Reenactment of the Liberation of Kalamata in 1821.
  • Live the Celebrations and Festivities that take place every year on 23 Martiou Square in Kalamata.
  • The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821.
  • Special dinner-menu in a local restaurant of Kalamata, according to the 1821 food paths of the Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available on 23rd of March every year,depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Bottle of water.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A spare T-shirt for change, if you will participate at the Parade.
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 10 years).
Season: 23rd of March , every year.
Duration (total): 4-5 hours​.
Meeting point: At your hotel,in Kalamata.​
Departure time: 14:15 p.m.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

It is not mandatory to participate as a member of the local groups for the celembrations and Parade. You can see the celebrations,as audience, just find a proper spot with nice view around the 23rd Square of Kalamata.
Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (10 years minimum)

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults​
Season: 23rd of March, every year.
Duration (total): 4-5 hours​.

Important notice :
Important notice :

If you want to participate at the celebrations and the parade, you are obliged to wear the traditional Dress of 1821. If you have, just come dressed with your own.

There is option to rent the Special dress for you from Local Dress shops in Kalamata. Pls kindly ask us about the terms and the prices. In this case we need your height and your size of clothing.

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

The last minute cancellation of this specific tour, you will be charged the cost of the rental of the Traditional Dress if you have ask it and prebook before.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

1821 - 2021 celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution
1821 - 2021  celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution

The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.

Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from/to your accommodation in Kalamata.
  • Participation at the Reenactment of the Liberation of Kalamata as a Greek Rebel and Heroe.
  • Dinner with special menu according to the 1821 food paths of Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).
  • Photos, bring your usb stick or your email.​
  • Taxes and fees.​
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • The traditional costume for participating in Reenactment of the Liberation of Kalamata in 1821 and small Parade.It is optional to participate.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Kalamata, square of 23rd March,Greece

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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