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The festivals of Zakynthos: Discover the ultimate festival in Zakynthos island during the summer.

  All the majors zakynthos festivals are related to religious ceremonies. The two annual majors festivals are both a celebration of the Saint Patron of Zakynthos, Agios Dionysios. The corpse of Agios Dionysios is kept in the church of the same name.

The first of the festivals on Zakynthos Greece takes place every 24th of August and celebrates the memory of the transportation of the Holy Body of the Saint in the church of Agios Dionysios from the island of Strofadia.

The second of the festivals takes place the 17th of December and honours the date of the death of Agios Dionysios.

Both of these Zakynthos festivals attract thousands of people from all over the island and each festival last three days.

 
NAME

DATE

CITY

CELEBRATION OF AGIOS DIONISSIOS

24 August & 17 December.

ZAKYNTHOS TOWN

FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY

15 August.

VASSILIKOS

THE “FUNERAL OF THE FAGADE”

February.

ZAKYNTHOS TOWN

WINE FEAST

Last days of August - first days of September.

ZAKYNTHOS TOWN

Feast of Virgin Mary

15 August.

KATASTARI

FEAST OF AGIA MAVRA

3 May

MAHERADO

FEAST OF SPILIOTISSA

8 September.

ORTHONIES

FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS

8 November.

ORTHONIES


 
   
 
       HISTORY
The first presence of human life on the island of Zakynthos is dated to the Neolithic Times... more
       ARCHITECTURE
Zakynthos architecture adopted elements from the culture of Western Europe... more

       CHURCHES
There is a wealth of Zakynthos churches on the island. The most famous is the Church of Agios Dionyssios... more
       CARETTA - CARETTA
The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta-Caretta) is an endangered species and can only be found today in the Mediterranean... more
 

 
 

 

 

 

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