May 5, 2014

Santa Irini

Today, 5 May, is the celebration of St. Irene. Actually, it could be the official celebration of Santorini as the name “Santa Irene” denotes! Churches dedicated to Santa Irene stand in almost every village on the island as well as the neighboring islands. 
There is the small church of Agia Irini, in the road connecting Fira to Pyrgos, near the Mexican restaurant, right over the caldera. Many other churches also celebrate today, like these in Megalohori , in Messaria, in Emporio and in Vourvoulos. Apart from Santorini, celebrations also take place in the port of Ios and in Riva, Thirasia.