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 day before the name day of Saint Donatos, at the small church named after the Saint, near the village of Egklouvi in Lefkada island, the festival of lentils takes place.
On August 16 every year at the Saint Gerasimos church of Kefalonia island, the relic of the Saint is taken out of the church in a litany and pilgrims lie down on the street to let the relic pass above them, so that they get blessed.
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.