Festivals (August)

With the religion being dominant, the participation of the believers and the entertainment, every year the chapels of the island honour the Saint to whom they are dedicated with festive ritual followed by cheerful celebration and dancing till dawn.

The most important of these are held in summer, especially in August. Don't miss the Metamorfossis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of our Lord Saviour) festival in Marmpissa on August 6, the festivals of the Panagia Ekatontapyliani in Parikia on August 15 and that of Agios Ioannis in Dryos and Lefkes on August 29.