Description

Festival of the Virgin

On 15 August, the day of the Assumption, the largest and best-known festival of the island is held at chapel of the Virgin in the picturesque village of Geranos, at a distance of 11 km. from Skala.

The church, which is one of the oldest monuments of Patmos, lies atop a hill and becomes swamped by the people that arrive here to worship the image of the Virgin Mary and to participate in the traditional celebration, which includes food, music, song and dance.