August – Visit Paros

In mid-August, Paros, this popular Cyclades island, prepares for the celebration of the religious feast of the Dormition of Theotokos that takes place on 15 th August every year. The festival’s focal point is the Early Christian church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (Our Lady Ekatontapiliani), one of the most impressive churches in the Aegean. In Paroikia, the island capital, the religious festival is concluded with a procession headed by the icon of the Dormition of Theotokos (Mother of God). In nearby Naousa, the harbour is lit up as dozens of fishing boats approach the dock, marking the beginning of festivities.