Santorini, Greece events, and dining with my Friend Curtis

So we went for it and said screw this heat and let’s go on a trip. Kind of spur of the moment and Really exhilarating, to say the least. We wanted to just get away and get a little fun in for the summer. Me and Curtis, Garage Door Repair OKC owner decided to give Santorini a shot. I ran across a ton of information on it on google and this is what I took from it.

Santorini  Island offers the perfect blend of traditional and modern culture. It is a place where you will find more churches than houses and more wine than water. Nevertheless, the locals of Santorini promote their tradition excessively by hosting events and preparing traditional food that will just make you fall in love with Santorini. Most of the events here are of religious festivals that honor different saints and are marked with lively festivities, consisting of great food, wine, and entertainment. Here is your guide to a few of the major events in Santorini, which you surely do not want to miss during your stay.

 

  1.  Feast of Agios Anagiri

This is one of the great religious festivals, that you surely do not want to miss. Held on July 1st, in Megalohori, Anagiri feast offers an excellent opportunity to visit the traditional settlement and follow the procession of the icon around the picturesque alleys of the village that haven’t been touched over centuries. All visitors are served with “Kokkinisto”, which is a casserole meat and potatoes in tomato sauce, which tastes absolutely DIVINE. Traditional instrumental music is also played throughout the event.

 

  1.  Saint Matrona’s Day

Held on October 20, in Finikia, Saint Matrona’s Day is one of the most adored festivals of the year. It is also one of the most important ‘panegyric’ of the island. On the eve, the church is decorated beautifully with numerous palm leaves. Furthermore, on the festival day, the litany of the icon takes place around the alleys that are paved with rosemary and sweet-scented pelargonium. The menu consists of various dishes including the traditional codfish cooked with fresh onion, oil, and boiled potatoes. People enjoy their evening listening and dancing to traditional instrumental music, dining with delicious food and are amused by the blissful environment.

 

  1. Ifestia Festival

This takes place every year on the 3rd Saturday of September. It is one of the longest running festivals in Santorini and offers something thrilling and different every year. One of the major highlights of this event is the Ifesta firework show that is conducted to entertain the audience with magical volcano reminiscent spectacle, accompanied by great music. The firework is about 90 miles in height, and it takes place of magma and lava and creates a unique combination of light and color, which turns night into day. This is a MUST to attend.

 

  1. International Music Festival

The International Music Festival of Santorini takes place from July end till the start of September. A great festival to attend while you are on your summer break!  Music, Optimism, Light, and Faith is the definition of this festival. The concert takes place in the Petros Nomikos Conference Centre, which is the heart of Fira Village. Piano recitals, orchestras, jazz recitals, violin recitals, piano duets and operatic music are a few of the things the concert has to offer.  Chamber Music, Byzantine Music, tango, and jazz are three of the most popular types of music that you can hear and dance in this concert.

 

We will update this site with some great photos of Santorini soon

Brad

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