A beautiful celebration on Elias the Prophet name day celebration, in a Monastery at the highest peak of Sifnos island, a typical small island in the heart of the Aegean. Evening Mass is followed by dinner, drinking and loads of music and dancing till the next morning.
This is a small celebration in a small church in Olympos. The church has a terrific view to the village and many of the women come to the celebration dressed in their traditional dresses.
The days of Avlona as locals call it. After the festival in the ancient city of Vrykous, Olympians go and stay in their houses in Avlona. This is a village near Olympus where Olympians grow vegetables and grapes. Music and dance is present as usual.
Every August 15, Orthodox Christians from all over the world crawl to the church of Our Lady of Tinos in Greece...
This is a very old custom that takes place in the ancient city of Vrykous, in the island of Karpathos. The cave church of Saint John celebrates and the believers walk for one and a half hour from the nearest village through a difficult road.
I you happen to be in Olympos, during August, you might be lucky enough to witness the transportation of a groom's dowry to the bride's place before their marriage. A very old traditional custom