Syros Festivals & Cultural Events

Syros Festivals
Festivals and cultural events of Syros

Like every Greek island, Syros organizes plenty of Christian and Catholic feasts. These two traditions have an enormous influence and they are celebrated in a unique way including eating, drinking and dancing.

Religious feasts & festivals


Easter in Syros is honorarily celebrated and attracts many visitors. As Syros has a large community of Catholics, Easter time is celebrated on the same period for the Orthodox and the Catholic churches on the island.

August 15th

On the 15th of August, the largest religious festival in Greece and the Greek islands, many festivities take place in Syros as a lot of churches are dedicated to Virgin Mary.

June 30th

The festival of Agios Petros on June 29th at the village of Kini.

August 29th

The festival of Agios Ioannis on August the 29th at the village of Poseidonia.

July 27th

The festival of Agios Panteleimonas on the 27th of July in Finikas.

Cultural events

Guitar Festival

The Guitar Festival is organized in Ermoupolis every July. For many years now, Syros is home to one of the greatest festivals in Cyclades which lasts for 5 days and includes concerts, guitar courses of various levels and music contests. This festival is a meeting spot for new musicians.

Ermoupoleia Festival

The Ermoupoleia Festival includes many cultural events, such as music concerts, theatrical performances and art exhibitions. It is usually held at the end of the summer, in early September.

August Moons

Avgoustiatika Feggaria (meaning The moons of August) is a beautiful festival taking place in Ano Syros. Local musicians of Syros are gathered in the area for a night dedicated to rebetiko music, which is very popular in Syros. In fact, this island is the homeplace of Markos Vamvakaris, the most important Greek musician of rebetiko.

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