The sea has always been a reference point for the people of Elafonisos. The island has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece and most of its people are engaged in fishing or have a career at sea. The feast of fishermen, organized by the local Fishermen Club, takes place in the last 10 days of August and attracts many people. The festival includes local dances, live music and plenty of food and fish. At the same time the folklore and nautical history of the island is presented through various exhibits.