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Paros, Kostos, Festival of St. Panteleimon

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 26 July 2024
End Date: 27 July 2024
Kostos

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 26 July 2024
End Date: 27 July 2024

One of the sights not to be missed on the island of Paros is the church of St. Panteleimon of Kostos, patron saint of the village. The church is built next to a grove of trees.

The festival of Agios (Saint) Panteleimon takes place on the 26th and 27th of July. All residents as well as numerous visitors participate with religious solemnity to the festivals of Paros, attending vespers and, following the divine liturgy, contribute 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.

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, lambrokouloura, lazarakia, petimezenia (cookies using petimezi instead of sugar) and skaltsounia as well as the traditional alcoholic beverage souma.

Photo: paros.gr

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