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Information about the Festivals on Eastern Aegean islands, in Greece but also information about the festivals and panigiria in many islands of the group: the Eastern Aegean islands give you the challenge to discover the beauty and their traditional features which are shown throughout the local festivities and religious celebrations in honor of their saints.
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Many festivals take place in August and more particularly on the island of Ikaria. If fact, Ikaria is the most famous location in Greece for its religious festivals and there is a feast almost every day. These festivals are panigiria and take place in the square of the churches of the island and consist of people gathering around traditional music players and dancing all night long till the early hours.
On July 22nd celebrates the Monastery of Agia Markella, the protector of Chios island. This feast lasts for 3 days. As part of the pilgrimage, many people go on foot from Chios Town to the Monastery of Agia Markella, on the northwestern side of the island.
The Feast of Panagia Spiliani is celebrated on the 21st of November in the church of Panagia Spiliani, near Pythagorio, Samos island.
The church of Panagia Kakaviotissa on Lemnos island celebrates on Tuesday after Easter and is an important feast for the island. Many people go to this small church on foot through a 20min walk dirt road.
Many wine festivals take place on the island of Samos in August. The Greek island of Samos is world-famous for its delicate taste.
The Icarus Festival-Dialogue Between Cultures takes place in August on Ikaria island and includes mostly music concerts and dance performances from Greek and foreign groups.
Information about Festivals and events in some of the islands of the Eastern Aegean: