Jul 20, 2014

Prophet Ilias Celebration

Today is a day of celebration for many churches in Greece, since the prophet Elias is honored on July 20 every year. It is very common that Prophet Elias is honored at the top of hills and mountains where many churches are built bearing his name. In Santorini the monastery of Prophet Elias dominates at the highest point of the island, but other temples are also dedicated to the saint in Emporio (on the windmill hill), Imerovigli, Exo Gonia and Kera Thirasia. In these churches you can take part in the masses around 7 to 10 in the morning and there may be a fair following it.