Oct 28, 2016

Celebrtion of 28 October

Many events are scheduled for today in memory of the Second World War victims. The church bells will toll at 07.30 while schoolchildren will lay wreaths at the Heroes’ memorial later. In the central churches, you can attend services and then the parade will follow (at 11.00).
In Fira, where the largest parade is held, students from the schools, Air Force soldiers and some local Associations with their impressive traditional costumes will participate. The Municipal Band will accompany the parade with marches. At the end of the parade, dancing groups will present Greek traditional dances.

After the events, you can enjoy a glass of local wine in Fira, where you will have the opportunity to stroll and go shopping. If you want to eat lunch at one of the fine restaurants of the island, make your reservations early, through your reception, because many people will opt to have lunch in a restaurant.