What's On

May 1, 2016: Greek Orthodox Easter – Easter is beautifully celebrated in the village of Pyrgos at night, where every house is illuminated and candlelight processions flow through the small streets on the island. Public services take place at many of the Churches. 

July, 2016: Santorini Jazz Festival – A major cultural event on Santorini, as it attracts the finest jazz musicians from the Greek and international scenes.

July 20, 2016: Profitis Ilias – Market stalls, Greek music, dances and other festivities take place in Thira.

August 6, 2016: Metamorfosi Sotiros – A religious festival including Greek music and dancing in Akrotiri.

August: Santorini Ifaisteia Festival – A festival comprising numerous cultural and traditional events and a stunning fireworks display at night, depicting the ancient volcanic eruption in Santorini.

August 15, 2016: Episkopi Festival – This important festival celebrates all saints with lively music, drinking and partying.

September 1 - October 15, 2016: 3rd Santorini Biennale - Artists and designers are called to Santorini to explore the mechanisms of peace in the form of art, and how these can be used to fight against violent actions of war, crisis and conflict. This three month art event addresses the conflict of Peace and War present across all countries, cultures and philosophies.

September, 2016: International Music Festival – A two-week festival held at Fira where a sizeable crowd attends performances by international acts.