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Paros, Ampelas, St. Fanourios Festival

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 26 August 2023
End Date: 26 August 2023
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EVENT INFO

Start Date: 26 August 2023
End Date: 26 August 2023

Ampelas is a small fishing village of great beauty, located 3 km east of Naousa and boasting a picturesque port. The tavernas on the beachfront mainly serve fresh fish and seafood. The Festival of Agios (Saint) Fanourios takes place every August 27th. All residents as well as numerous visitors participate with religious solemnity in the festivals of Paros, attending vespers and, following the divine liturgy, contributing in their own way to the feast. Some bring the traditional alcoholic beverage, souma, or wine while others bring pies, revithada, or other delicacies they have prepared before at home and the festival culminates with feasting, dancing, and singing that goes on for many hours.

Spherical breads on the table and people sitting outside at church of St. Fanourios, in Paros, Ampelas, that commemorate festival of her birth

The most famous Parian dishes are the kakavia, gouna (salted sun-dried fish), salatouri, kolokythokeftedes, tomatokeftedes, chickpeas in the oven, ambelofassoula, fava, karavoli, kalfa with skordalia.The cheeses are also exceptional. Xinomizithra, ladotiri, brine cheese, touloumisio and mizithra, combined with paximadi, and kritharokouloures. Housewives make spoon sweet, rafiolia, mizithropitakia (mizithra pie), lambrokouloura, lazarakia, petimezenia (cookies using petimezi instead of sugar) and skaltsounia as well as the traditional alcoholic beverage souma.

A 10€/person participation is required.

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