Paradosiaki Pali

Games Traditional Guests of Honor Games and Sports
Diogenis Serres Fighting Club and Athlikos Palestikos Sylogos Kalon Dentron - Greece


SAT and SUN at 10.30 am / at 12.00 am / at 3.00 pm / at 6.00 pm


Kispet is the name of the traditional leather shorts worn by the Paradosiaki Pali contestants whose bare chests and bodies are sprinkled with olive oil in this spectacular type of traditional Greek wrestling. The fight starts with a ritual in which the wrestlers douse themselves with oil to prepare for this slippery practice. The contestants begin the fight standing up but it develops mainly on the ground: now performed at very high technical levels, it is a particularly complex practice to be transmitted to the new generations.