Events List on Thursday, 21st June 2018

This is a list of forthcoming events, as far as we know them, based on information provided by the various organizations on Ikaria. Annual events, such as panigyria will only appear on the list 30 days before the date.
Be aware that Panigyria are expected on particular dates but local events may cause them to be cancelled out of respect. Keep a lookout for local notices and ask around for confirmation.
When: Sunday, 24th June 2018
Event:Panigyri: Raches
Details:Day devoted to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
This is an interesting panigyri in that late in the evening bonfires are lit, fuelled partly by May garlands, and some people are moved to jump over the bonfires.
Cost:Charge made for Food and Wine
When: Friday, 29th June 2018
Event:Panigyri: Steli
Details:Saint's Day: Peter and Paul
Cost:Charge will be made for food and drink
As with all panigyria, income from the event is used for local improvements.
Be aware that because of local events, tragedy within the village for example, the pangiri may not be held out of respect.
When: Saturday, 30th June 2018
Event:Panigyri: Pezi
Details:Saint's Day: The Twelve Apostles
Cost:There is a charge made for food and wine
As with all Panigyria, income from the event will be used for local improvements.
When: Sunday, 1st July 2018 - From the afternoon
Event:Panigiria: Karavostmos, Therma, Mandria
Details:Saint's Day: The Anargyron
The Anargyron were all doctors who were percieved as working miracles through their healing.
Cost:Charge will be made for food and drink
As with all pangiria, the profits from these events are used for local improvements
When:Evening Saturday, 7th July 2018
Event:Panigyria: Kerame, Faros
Details:Saint's Day: Ayia Kiriaki The Kerame panigiri is held in the valley at Fles, just outside Evdilos
Cost:Charge is made for food and drink
As with all panigiria, the profits from these events are used for local improvements.
When: Tuesday, 17th July 2018 - All day
Event:Panigyria: Ayios Kirikos, Katafygi, Arethusa
Details:Saint's Day: Ayia Marina

Music and dancing until the early hours.

Cost:Charge is made for food and drink
Profits from the panigyria will be used for local improvements.
When: Tuesday, 17th July 2018 - All day
Event:Ikarian Independence Day
Venue:Ayios Kirykos
Details:This celebrates the short period in 1912 when Ikaria was an independent state. Normally there is little in the way of special events - keep your eye open.
This is also the Festival of Ayia Marina so there will be panigyria.
When: Friday, 20th July 2018
Event:Panigyria: Pigi, Kosikia, Miliopo, Glaredo, Karidies, Vrakades
Details:Saint's Day: Profitis Ilias
Cost:Charge will be made for food and drink
Music and Dancing until the early hours. As with all panigyria, profits are used for local improvements.
When:8 ish Friday, 20th July 2018
Event:Panigyri: Profitis Ilias (Dafni)
Details:We believe that this event will not take place this year
There will be the normal service held during the morning.
Tickets on the door for food wine etc.
Techically, where a fixed charge is made, this is not a Panigyri.
Cost:About 10 Euros per person
When:Registration on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 - then until 31st
Event:Ikaria Dance Project
Venue:Armenistis, based on the Cavos Bay Hotel.
Details:An Eight Day Dance workshop with multinational participants. In the evenings there are group meals and visits to Panigiria, to put learning into practice, and one day off for sight-seeing. Organized by Christiana Katsarou.
If you are interested in learning Greek Dances this is certainly one to be recommended.
Cost:See website

More Info: http://www.ikariadance.com

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