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Santorini

Santorinians are always optimistic and ready for feast. The traditional Santorini wedding is organised in Akrotiri in the summertime, while Easter in Santorini is a fantastic experience. In Pirgos, in the procession of the Epitaph, torches are lit in all streets and, since the village is built on a hill and visible from all Santorini, the spectacle is impressive. On Easter the housewives make melitinia, sweet cheese pies from fresh unsalted mizithra cheese. And in all weddings they serve the traditional sugarplum, from almonds boiled in local honey - a selected tasty luxury!

Other festivals are: In June, the mobile feast of Analipsis Sotiros (40 days after Easter) in the village Karterados,Profitis Elias on the 20th of July in Fira, on the 24th of July (Agios Yannis Afotaridas) in the village Monolithos, the festival of Agioi Anargyroi in Megalochori, Agios Pagkratios in Kamari, Profitis Ilias in Pirgos, Agia Paraskevi in Monolithos etc.

On the 4th of August the festival of the Agia Epta Paidia (holy seven children) takes place, in a small vaulted chapel in Foinikia, precisely above the caldera, that is approached only by boats. On the 6th of August there is a feast at the Metamorfosis of Sotiros in Akrotiri.In addition, Agios Ioanis celebrates on the 29th of August in Perissa and there is the feast of Panagia Mirtidiotissa in Kamari on the 24th of September.Finally on the 22th of October the island honours the protector of wine Agios Averkios where after the mass, a feast with local wine follows with getting drunk being allmost obligatory.