By February, most decent folks will have sheepishly given up on their new year's resolutions. If there's any silver lining, it's that Wellington's annual Greek Food Festival is back in town — so it's time to stop counting those calories and start counting those souvlaki skewers.
Paniyiri is a loud, proud celebration of all things Greek. At its core it's a festival for foodies, a prime opportunity to gorge on all the delicious souvlaki, pita bread, calamari and other Greek delicacies you can handle. Make sure you leave room for dessert, as baklava, loukoumades and Greek frappe will also be on offer to satisfy your sweet tooth.
After you're done feasting like Zeus himself, make sure you stick around to really soak in the atmosphere. Jam along to the live Greek music, pick up a souvenir or two and mingle with members of Wellington's fantastic Greek community.
Admission is free, so make sure you head along on Saturday, February 23 to indulge in this spectacular appreciation of Hellenic culture.
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