IONIO CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PAOLO CARRER was organized for the first time in summer 2008 from the Municipality of Arcadion setting a multitude of goals. Basic goal is to promote culture and to strengthen the spread of classical music. Another aspiration is to play an educational role to the audience that is less familiar with classical music.

In addition, IONIO CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PAOLO CARRER is at the foreground of an attempt to create a current of cultural tourism as well by providing alternative vacations. The festival takes place at the open theatre of Dermatousa which lies at a hill with cypresses, a magnificent location overlooking the Ionian Sea.