Amorgos Church of Agia Paraskevi

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Location: Kalofana

On the outskirts of Kalofana Village and within 500 meters from the beach of Paradisia, the Church of Agia Paraskevi in Amorgos is held in high regard! This imposing building is painted in traditional, Cycladic-style colorways, meaning a white base and a light-blue dome! On top of that, Agia Paraskevi features a three-arch design, and its interiors are filled with icons, wall paintings, gilded details, and an impressive gold-plated chandelier!

According to local legend, an icon of Agia Paraskevi was once discovered by a shepherd on the spot where the church now lies, hence the name of the church! Most importantly, it is here where the largest festival of Amorgos and the most grandiose annual festival of the Cyclades takes place, namely the Feast Day of Agia Paraskevi on the 25th and 26th of July!

Each year, a number of visitors that surpasses that of 4000 all come together to enjoy the famous patatato and kofto dishes, traditional music, and dances until the early morning hours! Moreover, the festivities are organized by local farmers and agriculture workers, whereas throughout the passage of time, residents of nearby islands that came to visit on feast day would bring over some of their local produce!



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