Simi island has many churches and monasteries. Locals have a strong connection to religion and they organize glorious celebrations to honor the patron saints.
Religious feasts & festivals
On November 8th is the largest religious celebration of Simi. The Monastery of Archangel Michael in Panormitis, the patron of fishermen, celebrates and attract visitors from many neighboring islands.
On August 6th is the celebration of Savior Christ in Nimporio.
The devotion of locals in the cultural events is shown through the annual festivals of Simi which attracts many visitors. It is usually held in July and August including various events with traditional dances, concerts and other exhibitions.