AMISSOS Events in Nea Sampsounta

Place: Nea Sampsounta (distance from Preveza: 18 km)
Time of the year: first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of August
Info: 6976499783 Chaitidou Stella


The AMISSOS Events have been held every year since 1980 in Nea Sampsounta in the Municipality of Zalongo. It is a three-day celebration which takes place on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of August and is held in the village square.

The event is organized by the Nea Sampsounta Community Improvement and Cultural Association 'AMISSOS'.

On the first day, there is usually a contest (the last one was a fig-eating competition), as well as a theatrical and a dance performance with dance groups from various regions of Greece. The second day is devoted to Pontus. A traditional Pontian band takes the audience back to their roots and the traditions of the unforgettable Pontus. On the third day of the programme there are festivities with a folk band and dance groups.

Parallel to the above, a photography exhibition is held on the spot. There is a large turnout for the events reaching up to 1,000 people every year.