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Amorgos, Chora, The Pasteli Festival

August 21

people dressed with folklore cloths dancing in circle at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece

Every year, the Cultural Association “Simonides” organizes the Pasteli Festival, which is unique to Amorgos, and on the first Sunday after August 15th the air is filled with the fragrance of pasteli! A cooking pot is set up in Loza Square in Chora, the main town, and the process of making pasteli begins. All stages of its preparation are demonstrated in detail and the audience learns all the secrets. The Amorgian pasteli is made before everyone’s eyes and then distributed on a leaf of lemon, as required by Amorgian tradition. Along with psimeni raki and musical performances, the island festival continues into the wee hours of the morning.

two men overturning was with ‘pasteli’ composition on the table at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece surrounded by people by night

close-up of ‘pasteli’ composition on the table at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece surrounded by people by night

man lying  ‘pasteli’ composition on the table with a wooden spoon at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece surrounded by people by night

man lying  ‘pasteli’ composition on the table with a wooden spoon at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece surrounded by people by night

man lying ‘pasteli’ composition on the table at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece surrounded by people by night

women dressed with folklore cloths dancing at the Pasteli Festival, Amorgos, Chora, Greece

*We recommend that you obtain access information at the Archaeological Museum.

Photo: amorgos-island.gr

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Date:
August 21

Venue

The Pasteli Festival
Amorgos, Chora
Amorgos, Chora, Aegean Islands Greece
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