The Municipality of Nafplio and DOPPAT (Municipal Organization of Sports, Culture, Tourism and Environment) co-organize a musical festive event entitled "Mousika Palamidia", on the occasion of the celebration in Nafplion of the Fall of Palamidi castle and the Liberation of the city from the Turkish yoke (this anniversary takes place the last Sunday of each November).
In the first part, the event includes Byzantine hymns of Saint Anastassios (patron saint of the city Nafplio), traditional municipal, national, historical songs with thematic reference to Nafplio, Palamidi, Akronafplia and Bourtzi, as well as newer rebetika, artistic and popular. Then after, in the second part, the event includes songs from Asia Minor, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Asia Minor, all performed by the musical group "Byzantine and Traditional Echoes" taught and directed by the Maestro Mr. Konstantinos Routoulas.
"Vouleftiko" Hall, Nafplio (Old Parliament)
Did you know that?
It was from Palamidi castle, that the liberation of the city by the Turks began, after a long siege. On the night of 29th November 1822, a group of Greek warriors led by Staikos Staikopoulos captured Palamidi using surprise. The first to step his foot into the fortress was Dimitrios Moschonissiotis, invading from the “Achilleas” bastion.