Festivals

The festivals are a custom unaltered over time and help in maintaining faith and Amorgian tradition. They are based on contribution of people of Amorgos.

A few days before each festival, residents of the island and the surrounding islands make offer gathering the necessary materials. Volunteer cookers prepare traditional dishes, which are “consecrated” by the priests and then offered to visitors the day before or the day of celebration. After that, feasts are performed in the village with local songs.

Major festivals in Amorgos are:

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  1. Aug
    17
    Wed

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  2. Aug
    17
    Thu

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  3. Aug
    17
    Sat

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  4. Aug
    17
    Sun

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  5. Aug
    17
    Mon

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  6. Aug
    17
    Tue

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  7. Aug
    17
    Thu

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  8. Aug
    17
    Fri

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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  9. Aug
    17
    Sat

    1. Giorti Pasteliou (all-day)
      Aug 17

      “Pasteli”, traditional favorite sweet of Amorgos, is honored once a year.

      “Pasteli” on lemon leaves continues to be the first sweet island weddings, baptisms,  in joys and celebrations. Based on two natural products, whose production was abundant in Amorgos:

      - Honey at three main versions, namely reikomelo (from the rich autumnal flowering “reikiou”), “magiatiko” (from spring blooming flowers) and “thumarisio” (from summer flowering thyme).

      - Sesame, which is not currently produced but before the production was great in Amorgos.

      In recent years, the Cultural Association of  Chora “Simonidis”, organized with great success in the first ten days of August the “Festival of pasteli” at Chora. This is a mini festival where traditional craftsmen with their assistants show the production of pastels, which are then distributed to the visitors. during the  preparation, but also after its end, local music is played, followed by a feast with raki and dances till dawn.

      Information about the “Festival of pasteli”:
      Cultural Association “Simonidis” Tel: +30 22850 74033

       

       

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