The Kountourioteia celebrations, which take place every August, are dedicated to Pavlos Kountouriotis, admiral, liberator and first President of the Greek Democracy.

Toward the end of the month and for 6 consecutive days, the island floods with prominent political figures, writers and artists as well as senior officers who make their presence at the lavish celebration. The program includes a variety of cultural events with museum tours, screenings, exhibitions, talks and sporting events.