May 27, 2016

Agios Ioannis ο Rosos

How about celebrating today the name day of a renowned Saint of Greek Orthodox Church, following the traditional Santorinian way? Agios Ioannis o Rosos (St John the Russian) was a slave to the Ottomans but was respected for his good deeds. His body was transferred from Turkey to a church in Northern Evia in 1924.
The church in Santorini is situated in Kontochori, Fira, between the two streets connecting Fira with Firostefani, over the Folklore Museum. You will locate it by its colourful flags! Αfter the morning service at around 10am you can enjoy the local fair and you can wander around this interesting area of Fira. You can also attend the fair at the Agios Ioannis o Rosos Church in the traditional village of Vothonas.