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A CURATED MULTI-MEDIA THEATRE EXPIRENCE
We think there is so much to love about Kos and Greece that we want to share it with you. We have prepared various presentations across various mediums to give depth and insight to your holiday destination. We hope these engage you and allow you to come away with a deeper connection to this beautiful and rich land.
DIGITAL CAMPFIRE: GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Our talented and charismatic Edinburgh based storyteller Alice Fernbank presents us with two Myths which we believe both our young audience and parents will enjoy.
The captivating myth of the abduction of Persephone by Hades and how we have the seasons is primarily a story of a mothers love for her daughter.
Theseus the prince of Athens, embraces the challenge to liberate his people by bringing an end to the Minotaur monster on Crete, however the hero’s return turns dark instead of being joyful.
DIGITAL CAMPFIRE: TRADITIONAL GREEK SONGS & DANCE
This video presentation has been prepared for Sails on Kos by friends Kostantino Sallis and Petros Kolokotouros, documentary film makers and musicians passionate about the revival of traditional music. The original demotic / people’s songs of Greece for centuries sang from village to village are being rediscovered by the new generation of Greek youth. Faced with abundant choices of modern Greek music, and the popular western genres somewhere, somehow, it started out of nowhere and the revival of long forgotten traditional songs has now spread and has resulted in wonderful musical rebirth, investing back to our culture and history.
DIGITAL CAMPFIRE: HISTORY OF KOS
You have chosen Kos for your summers break. Modern day Kos is a beautiful sun, sea and sand destination but it also has a colourful history, since you are here, join us in this presentation to learn how has Kos travelled and with whom, in the past 4000 years give or take.
From its pre-history and the ancient Greeks, to the Ptolemies, Romans, Venetians, Crusaders, Ottomans, Jews, Italians, Germans, English and finally Greeks again.
DIGITAL CAMPFIRE: DEMOCRACY
George Kokkos, author, archaeologist, promoter of educational tourism is passionate about ancient Athenian democracy. He has conceptualized and presents this next lecture. Democracy a curse or a blessing. Learn how it was conceived, how it was designed and implemented. At the time of its creation, it helped Greece become the centre of culture while at the same time it resulted in problems such as endless debate and conflict. Today, world over, suppressed people demand more democracy while those who have it try to find ways to take it back from politicians.
Aesop, the original storyteller, had a gifted vision to entertain but also educate by telling children’s stories. His stories’ protagonists were animals and his parable like fables presented society’s values, checking on greed, rebuking insolence, hubris, and deceit.
Our young audience will be invited to look deeper in the stories to find all the lessons that are part of each story.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE
Presented by Jiouli Zafeiratou local specialist and creator of Hippocrates garden
This discussion will take you on a journey back in time, through history. To the mythological start of medicine and then to the ancient Greek doctor and father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, more than just a doctor. He was taught what might be shamanic traditions as well as herblore. Like all things in ancient Greece, medicine was never just medicine as we think of it, but a holistic and philosophical science. The understanding and practice promoted, that your food must be your medicine and that medicine must be your food, and the value of the right diet leads to the path of healthy body, healthy mind and healthy living.
Yiouli, who is a herbalist, will also discuss a botanical therapeutic approach to healing.
Come sun down, and our outdoor theatre transforms into a little cinema we have named Astropotos. ( The place with the Stars) Think beautiful warm nights, the sky filled with stars, a great movie, enjoying a class of wine in the company of your loved one.We have selected for you great Greek themed movies that will open an alternative window into every day Greek life. Included are commercial western titles for the young ones, such as Troy and 300. Good family fun, they will never tire of seeing them!
We also focus on Greek cinema, known for its slow pace, visual energy, character development and arthouse appeal. Greece has journeyed through many tempests in its short modern history and these movies reflect our day to day lives. Included are some enchanting movies with a Greek backdrop, some classics and some unknown gems. Screenings nightly.