25 JUL FESTIVAL OF AGIA PARASKEVI
The celbration of the church Agia Paraskevi which is located in the southern part of Amorgos in Arkesini is the biggest festival in Cyclades and attract visitors from all over the world. The preparations begin 10 days before the celebration and on the 25th in the evening the famous “patatato” is prepared for the next day. The 26th is party on for full with food, local music and dance.
Agia Paraskevi in numbers: 4000 people, 100 volunteers & 150 goats.
26 JUL PSIMENI RAKI FESTIVAL
Psimeni Raki festival takes place on July 26 every year in Katapola’s main square. You have the opportunity to see up close how this excellent beverage is made. Psimeni raki is still done in the traditional way by the island villagers and its repuitation has spread throughout Greece. The celebration continues by welcoming a boat carrying young dancers wearing traditional dresses. They are received by local musicians and the dancing starts. Psimeni raki is offered along with local delicacies such as Pasteli (local sesame seed candy with honey) and Anevates (pie with cheese and Raki). You can join the dance and the party goes on until until the next morning.
06 AUG FESTIVAL OF CHRIST
One of the biggest feasts on Amorgos, “The Transfiguartion of Christ”. It is celebrated with wine and live music.
15 AUG FESTIVAL OF PANAGIA
A big festival in honour of Panagia. A feast with traditional local dishes, drinks, live music and dance
Location: Katapola & Langada
13-14 SEP FESTIVAL OF STAVROS
The festival is hold in the really north end of the island and it’s about 2 hours walk from Langada. But it is worth to go there for the magic and beautiful place and then you get served the traditional Amorgian patatato, goat with potatoes.
21 NOV ANNIVERSARY OF THE MONASTERY HOZOVIOTISSA
The celebration of the anniversary of the Monastery. Hozoviotissa is the protector of Amorgos and it is a local holiday which attracts visitors and believers from all over Greece.
Location: The Monastery Hozoviotissa
Source: Municipality of Amorgos