Routes in Marpissa
is a three-day, experiential, cultural festival organized by a group of volunteers and takes place every August in Marpissa, Paros.
The festival has as its central idea to create routes and points of interest in the traditional settlement, around themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment.
It is designed on the characteristics and scale of the village, showing with respect to the hospitable character of this place.
It aims at an experiential approach of activities so everyone can have an active role in the events. The participation and interaction of residents, visitors and volunteers work together in a unique, creative result
The idea of the festival Routes in Marpissa was born in March 2010 by private initiative. A group of young people with love and willingness to offer organized the first festival of Routes in Marpissa in four and a half months. It was an innovative initiative for the island that has inspired and excited both residents and visitors ever since.
The organizing team consists of volunteers of different ages and backgrounds. Inspiration, creativity, cooperation, consistency and enthusiasm are the main characteristics of the group that evolves every year through a dynamic planning process, reconstructing the final result.
The main objective of the group is searching for the authentic, encouraging teamwork and action, the development of creativity, enrichment of knowledge and the strengthening of human contact and communication.
VOLUNTEER TEAM FESTIVAL’S ORGANIZATION