Local Customs and Events

The rich cultural tradition of Nestorio and the surrounding areas

New year

At noon on New Year’s Day, there is a carnival parade in the center of the village, in which residents of Nestorio and neighboring villages participate.


On the day of Apokries the “Boubouna” (bonfire) is lit in every neighborhood of Nestorio, and guests are offered wine, skewers, and sausages.

Holy Spirit

A festival where the beautiful church of Agia Triada in Kastro is celebrated.

August fifteenth

A festival where the beautiful church of Agia Triada in Kastro is celebrated.

River Party

The River Party events began in 1978 when a group of friends – mainly ex-pats who came for a holiday back home – decided to have a party on the banks of the Aliakmonas River. The idea turned out to be great and the party continued for years to come with guitars, cassette players, and lots of fun. In 1985, the first organized concert took place, with the band “Trypes”. Since then the River Party, this extraordinary event on the banks of Aliakmons, takes place every year, on the first weekend of August, becoming an enviable point of reference in the country’s cultural events.

Today the River Party is organized by the Municipal Culture Tourism Enterprise of the Municipality of Nestorio. People of all ages, from Greece and abroad, meet every year on the banks of Aliakmons to experience a unique musical encounter.

In one of the most enchanting locations in the country, music lovers have the opportunity to listen to well-known and new artists representing pop, rock, and Greek folk music and participate in the parallel activities organized as part of the River Party. Organized nature-loving and sports activities – hiking, trips to the Village, mountain climbing, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming in the river, orienteering games, archery, shooting, paintball, trampoline games, paragliding for the adventurous – take place alongside the concerts. In addition, there are occasionally other events, such as theater performances for children, as well as photography, book, and folk art exhibitions.