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Paros festivals, Greece: A guide to the festivals of Paros island

- Feast of Agia Marina, July 16th where the inhabitants are celebrating with food, dances and songs.
- Feast of Panagia Faneromeni, September 8th
- Feast of St. Ioannis , 23rd and 24th of June, which takes place inside the castle.


- The feast of Panagia Ekatondapiliani, August 15th, with a litany of an icon of the Virgin Mary and local dances.

- The feast of Nine Days of the Virgin Mary, August 23th, which takes place nine days after the Assumption of the Virgin , with a big feast representing the pirates’s assault in the village. Boys dressed in traditional costumes jump from the caiques( fishing boat) and enter in the crowd to snatch the girls away. This is a great feast with fireworks and dances.
- The Feast of Agios Ioannis, August 29th, which is celebrated with a great dinner, wine and dances.
Other feasts

- Drios, Feast of Agios Ioannis Theologos, August 29th

- Marpissa, Feast of the Saviour’s Metamorfosis, August 6th

The Paros festivals

The island has been inhabited since 3200 B.C. and many object of that time have been found in
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There is a wealth of paros churches on the island. The most famous is the Panagia Ekatontapiliani.
The Cycladic villages have adopted, for most of them, a similar architecture: white cubic houses built the one upon the other with wooden coloured windows, doors and balconies in narrow streets next to windmills and Byzantine churches

Literally “opposite Paros”, the island of Antiparos is located 4 nautical miles from the main port of Paros and only 1 mile from the beach of Pounda.





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