Clinging to tradition, generations of Greeks  participate in annual events that celebrate life and their past in small villages. Samarina is perhaps best known for its  Greek folklore song “Children of Samarina”. It refers to local volunteers who fought and lost their lives during the Greek War of Independence against the Turks in 1821. In particular, it refers to the Messolonghi events and the heroic “Exodus of its Guards”.

Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans