Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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August 15th

On August 15th is the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, one of the most important religious holidays of the Greek Orthodox Church. On Kythira there is a special service at Myrtidiotissa Monastery, starting at 8 am, followed by a procession in which the beautiful Myrtidiotissa icon will be carried around the monastery grounds. Usually, more than a thousand believers visit this holy place. It is always a very impressive and colourful event.

Another Kythirian tradition on August 15th is the Potamos Festival, starting at 9 pm until very late. Again, more than a thousand visitors will enjoy Greek live music, traditional dance, food and wine. Don’t miss it!!

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