At Kastanies, next to the river Ardas held every summer (with no interruprion since 1995) the interbalkan cultural event named "ARDAS-THE YOUTH MEETING". This event, which has evolved into a cultural institution, is well known all over Europe.
The variety of activities in music, sports, tradition and in culture creates a fanatical audience which finds there an alternative way of entertainment and fun and also promotes the cultural and tourist wealth of Greece. Young people across the country and the Balkans meet at the" River of Civilasation" sending through music the message of the peaceful coexistence of people.
In addition to concerts with all the stars of the greek music scene, there are multiple events such as screenings, exhibitions, sports events, theater performances, radio station operation, voluntary actions of all kind, local tradition events and ecotourist tours.