Agia Paraskevi feast in Kato Meria-Amorgos is the largest among all the Greek islands with thousands of visitors every year, just to attend this great celebration.
Some 3,500 – 4,000 people on the eve of July the 25th attend the evensong and honor the Saint with their presence. The Amorgians prepare for this day from the day of Agia Marina on July the 17th.
For the needs of this event, food preparation begins on July the 23rd as well.
On July the 25th the food that Amorgians have prepared with much effort and passion is offered to everyone in stoneware; traditional Amorgian patatato, semolina stew, macaroni “kofto” with wheat and Amorgian myzithra cheese, chickpeas, octopus risotto and “eftazymo” bread are served. Plenty of wine, violins, and laughs drive mood and dances going on until dawn on the day of the feast.
On July the 26th after the liturgy in the church, everybody is offered potato and xydato.
The feast of Agia Paraskevi is a unique experience that every island’s visitor has to attend.
Don’t miss it in any way!