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15/08/2023Religious Festivity
Assumption of the Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated every August 15th with evening prayers in the metropolitan church and the litany of the icons in the streets of Chorio accompanied by a military band. A great feast also takes place in Chorio with local music and dances, οorganized by a local cultural association.

13/09/2023Religious Festivity
Celebration Day of the Holy Cross

On September 13, is the eve day of the celebration of the Holy Cross. That day the residents of the island light up a fire and burn the wreaths and the bouquets of May Day. The custom is called Kapsalos and includes jumping over the fire and singing satirical songs.

05/10/2023Religious Festivity
Feast of Agia Methodia

The memory of Agia Methodia is celebrated each year on October, 5th. Agia Methodia is the patron saint of the island.

21/11/2023Religious Festivity
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On November, 21st, the island celebrates the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple. Virgin Mary is patron saint of Kimolos and this day is very important for the whole island. On the eve day, a service takes place in the Metropolitan Church followed by the litany of the icon in the streets of Chorio. A big festival follows with food and drinks.

Feast of Agios Panteleimonas

On July 27 a big festival is organized at Prasa in honor of Agios Panteleimon. The festival includes plenty of food and wine accompanied by local music.