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Music, food & fun

There are many folklore festivals taking place at the villages of Amorgos, especially from July to September. All of them involve dancing over Greek folklore songs. There are fireworks, music, food, and fun. Moreover, there is nothing more that will get you mingled with locals than participating in one of these festivals.


The celebration of Easter is the most important religious feast in the Christian calendar. During the week of Easter, various ceremonies and religious services take place in the churches of the island but the most unique experience is during the Epitaphion, on Holy Friday night and on Easter Sunday when the icon of Virgin Mary is kept in Hozoviotissa Monastery and is taken out in the streets of Chora for a week before it is back to the monastery.

Feast day of Agioi Anargyroi

The feast day of Agioi Anargyroi is celebrated on the 1st of July, at the villages of Tholaria and Aegiali. There is traditional music and dances.

Feast day of Agia Paraskevi

On the 26th of July, there are celebrations for the feast day of Agia Paraskevi. During that day there is plenty of food and wine. It is one of the major celebrations in Amorgos and thousands of pilgrims and visitors arrive.

August 6th

On August 6th, the Transfiguration of Christ, locals are involved in one of the greatest feasts in Amorgos which takes place in Chora, at Loza square, with wine and local music.

August 15th

On August 15th, there is a big festival in honor of Panagia Panochoriani. Plenty of local delicacies are served with the legendary amorgion rakomelo (raki with honey).

November 21st

On November 21st, Amorgos celebrates the anniversary of Virgin Mary Hozoviotissa, the patron saint of the island. On this day many local festivities take place in the villages with wine and food. The monastery receives a great number of pilgrims.

Psimeni raki festival

Psimeni raki festival is one of the liveliest events in Amorgos. It takes place every summer in late July / early August in Katapola. Visitors are served raki (the local drink) mixed with honey and traditional food.

Amorgos trail challenge

Discover the natural beauties of the island through specially designed running paths.