08/15 (Aug 15th) Panagias



This is the most important celebration for Orthodox, like Easter as well. There is a liturgy taking place in the main churches of the villages and traditionally cooked meal is offered after that in every church hall. Live traditional music and dance till the morning taking place after these everywhere. The most famous festival of this day, takes place in Olympos village, where all women of the village wear the traditional costume, rows of golden coins on their chest and dance to celebrate the day. Wherever you choose to go, it is advisable to go from the morning (around 10am). You may feel exhausted at night, but you will have experienced one of the most important festivals of the island.