Lentil Festival

If the mountain village of Egklouvi is famous for something, this is none other than its lentils, whose fame has spread throughout Greece. Therefore, on the island which produces the most delicious lentils in the country, it would be remiss of it not to have a festival dedicated to them. Each year, then, the day before the celebration of Agios Donatos -on August 6- the famous Lentil Festival takes place in Egklouvi.

During the festival, which is dedicated to the harvest of the new crop of the famous Egklouvi lentil, the women of the village offer to their guests cooked Egklouvi lentils, salted sardines, olives and of course plenty of wine.