Lefkada Festivals & Cultural Events

The traditional aspect of Lefkada is well-maintained throughout the centuries bringing inhabitants closer to the old customs. All year round, the island organizes religious festivals celebrating the patron saints of the villages with food and drink.

Religious feasts & festivals

August 15th
On August 15th is the celebration of the Monastery of Faneromeni in Frini, above Lefkada Town. This is a popular pilgrimage on Lefkada island.

July 7th
On the 7th of July, the locals celebrate the feast of Agia Kyriaki in the villages of Nydri and Vliho.

Cultural events

Traditional wedding
In August, the residents of Karia organize a revival of a traditional wedding, during which the bride is decorated and then the wedding procession takes place.

International Folklore Festival
The International Folklore Festival of Lefkada aims to reunite people with common traditions. It is held annually during the last week of August, including a parade and interesting events with famous dancing groups.

Valaoritia Festival
This festival takes place in Nydri and it is dedicated to the memory of Aristotelis Valaoritis, an important poet with origin from Lefkada.