Jul 25, 2015

Fair of St Anna

If you want to experience the Greek hospitality in its purest form, you can join a traditional Cycladic feast. On the day a Saint is celebrated, after the morning service at the church, a feast usually follows named “panigyri”, which includes free food and wine, courtesy of the family who organizes the event. Food or traditional fava is cooked at massive cauldrons in the church court and then offered to the worshipers. In larger festivals, especially those held in the evening, local musicians play until late and lure guests into long hours of dancing!
 So, join a feast in the churches of Agia Anna in either Megalochori or Vothonas after 10am. Do not forget your camera to photograph the domes and bell towers of the churches that are beautifully decorated with colorful flags and the blue sky at the background!