FEASTS AND FESTIVALS
11th of June, Katapola
depending on the weather forecast, so that people can be transferred there by the fishing boats, there is the celebration of the Holy Trinity church (Agia Triada), which adorns the islet Petalidi just outside the bay of Katapola. After the service, people have the chance to taste the traditional food savori (fried mackerel with rosemary), while drinking the local wine.
24th of June, Xylokeratidi, Chora
the Feast of St. John Klidonas, at the summer solstice, is accompanied by the traditional custom of jumping over the fire in Xylokeratidi and Chora.
1st of July, Tholaria
Agion Anargiron in Tholaria, food and wine are offered.
25th of July, Katapola
The psimeni raki festival in Katapola, psimeni raki is offered.
25th of July, Kato Meria
the Feast of Agia Paraskevi, in Kato Meria, food and wine are offered.
6th of August in Chora
Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, food and wine are offered.
14th of August, Aegiali
the Feast of Epanochoriani in Aegiali, food and wine are offered.
15th of August, Katapola
the Procession of the Icon of Panagia (Vergin) Katapoliani, in the harbour of Katapola, food and wine are offered.
22nd of August, Chora
the sesame seed candy (pasteli) festival in Chora, where you can see the preparation and taste the unique pasteli.
14th of September, Aegialli
the Feast of the Cross in Aegiali, food and wine are offered.
26th of September and 8th of May, Aegeali
the Feast of Theologos in Aegiali, food and wine are offered.
21st of November, Chora
at the Monastery of Chozoviotissa, food and wine are offered
Last Sunday of the Carnival
The custom of the Captain in Aegiali, on Tyrinis Sunday, which is the last Sunday of the Carnival. In Lagkada as well as in Tholaria, revives the custom of the Captain with plenty of food and wine.