Holy Week

The Holy Week on the island is a time of devotion but also rich local colour.

On Good Friday the harbor is lit up with torches during the procession of the decorated Bier of Christ while the island youths follow it bearing flares.
At midnight on Saturday the whole island is shaken by the fireworks and there follows the traditional meal of magiritsa (herb and lamb liver soup) in the homes and restaurants of the island.
The feasting takes the night into the next morning.

On Easter Sunday households prepare a traditional meal of stuffed goat’s meat cooked on a bed of vines in the oven.
Recently large groups of friends have begun to prepare lamb-on-the-spit and kokoretsi.

It is the custom that everyone goes to everyone else’s home for a bite and a drink so that they all end up in one group feasting and dancing until dawn.
Many visitors spend the Easter holiday on the island in order to enjoy the traditional atmosphere, religious devotion but also spontaneous feasting.

Next Events

St George Day…

The Fisherman’s Festival…

The Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary…

Carnival…

Yuletide…

Weddings…