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Feast of Panagia Spiliani

The feast is organized in honor of Panagia Spiliani, one of the most famous monasteries of the Dodecanese. The Monastery celebrates on August 15, day on which crowds of pilgrims visit the island from all over the Dodecanese to pay tribute to the miraculous icon. The ships, before mooring in the port, pass under the monastery whistling to receive the blessing of the Virgin Mary and in return the bells of the monastery ring. That day big festival is organized in honor of the Virgin Mary with food, traditional songs and dances in the village's central square.