The Feast of Aubergine


In the region of Leonidio grows also the famous tsakonian aubergine.

It is established for years, the last ten days of August to organize the feast of aubergine.

The Municipality of Leonidio organizes in Plaka, a traditional feast where the traditional dances of the area are revived. Local and other musicians accompany the dancing groups with their traditional tsakonian costumes. The program includes also cooking contest with foods where their dominant material is the famous tsakonian aubergine, which distinguishes because it is the only one with sweet taste.

In March 1996 the EU included it in the list of products with protected designation of origin, protecting thus the producers of tsakonian aubergine.