Kite-flying ‘air show’ and Clean Monday spread at horse-racing track in Markopoulos

For the first time in Greece, the kite-flying tradition for the Clean Monday holiday was upgraded into a unique spectacle, with innovative and fanciful kites swooping and diving in an air show that transfixed both young and old.

Flying octopi, jelly-fish and a host of other ‘creatures’ of all shapes and sizes filled the sky with colour at the horse-racing track in Markopoulos, which for one day was turned into an amusement park for all comers. in an event organised by the Markopoulos municipality in Attica in collaboration with the company Hellas Horse Races SA. Entrance was free of charge and, in addition to the kite-flying spectacle, visitors could enjoy a series of activities and free Lenten delicacies and ‘lagana’ bread.