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19/07/2024Feast
The feast of Prophet EliasThe feast of Prophet Elias in Astypalea.
27/07/2024Feast
The Feast of Agios PanteleimonFestivities of the church of Agios Panteleimon in Livadia, where traditional sweets are offered during the ensuing feast.
06/08/2024Feast
The Feast of the Transfiguration of JesusFestivities for the Transfiguration of Jesus in Livadia. Sweets are once again offered during the ensuing feast.
15/08/2024Feast
The Feast for the Assumption of Mary August, 14 to 16: Festivities for the Assumption of Mary at the church of Panagia Portaitissa in the capital. The three-day event brings together a large number of islanders living in Athens or abroad. On the eve of the Assumption, a feast takes place in the church’s courtyard after the evening prayer. The next day the so-called "lambriano" (stuffed lamb) is prepared for the feast after the Divine Liturgy. The "Koukania" take place on the final day of the festivities. They include swimming contests, blindfolded yogurt eating and the game of the rooster (the islanders tie the effigy of a rooster to a wooden pole smeared with grease and compete to find out who will be the first to reach it).
28/08/2024Feast
The Feast of Agios Ioannis ProdromosThe feast of Agios Ioannis Prodromos in Astypalea.
04/09/2024Feast
Procession of the icon of Panagia PortaitissaProcession of the icon of Panagia Portaitissa and the relics of Blessed Anthimos through the capital. The procession finally arrives at the so-called house of the "celebrant", where sanctification takes place and a feast follows.
08/09/2024Feast
The Feast for the Nativity of MaryFestivities for the Nativity of Mary. Liturgies take place in the chapels of Panagia Poulariani and Panagia of Thoma in Vathi followed by a feast with traditional music and dancing.
26/10/2024Feast
The Feast of Agios DimitriosThe feast of Agios Dimitrios in Maltezana, Astypalea.
02/02/2025Feast
The Feast of the Presentation of JesusFestivities for the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple at the church of Panagia Flevariotissa that include a feast with traditional music and dancing.