Alonissos Festivals & Cultural Events

Alonissos Festivals
Festivals and cultural events of Alonissos

The small community of Alonissos organizes various events of religious and cultural character all year round, particularly in summer.

Religious feasts & festivals

August 15th

The feast of Virgin Mary is held on August 15th in Chora, the old capital of Alonissos, with a large panigiri in the village square. Visitors are offered food and wine and dancing lasts till the early hours. On that day, an old custom also revives, the traditional wedding of Alonissos.

May 21st

In the small chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni, after the Holy Mass, the locals offer goat with pasta and hot rice pudding.

July 25th

On the evening of July 25th, the locals celebrate the feast of Agia Paraskevi with a litany around the streets of Patitiri and a large panigiri afterwards.

Cultural events

Kalogiannia Sports Events

Kalogiannia Sports Events take place in May to honor the local benefactor, Antonis Kalogiannis. These events include mostly sports events, like pentathlon and running competitions, as well as few parallel events, such as musical concerts or theatre performances.

Threshing Evening

In July, there is a festival with the representation of traditional threshing methods in Alonissos island.

International Marathon

The island also has sponsored the first international Multi Terrain Marathon. Apart from Alonissos it also comprises some other 6 islands: Peristera, Skantzoura, Kyra Panagia, Ghioura, Psathoura, and Piperi.

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