Jul 20, 2015

Prophet Ilias Celebration

In Santorini, as well as in the rest of Greece, there are plenty of churches that celebrate Saint Ilias today and fairs are held everywhere. The greatest of all is at the Monastery on the Mount of Prophet Ilias over the village of Pyrgos. After the morning service, there is a procession of the holy icon round the monastery and then “panigyris” is shared among the people, that is bread, cheese and olives.

You can also choose another church to attend the feast honoring the saint, located at Fira, Imerovigli, Exo Gonia and Emporeio.