What's On

April 12, 2015: 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: Santorini Jazz Festival – A major cultural event on Santorini, as it attracts the finest jazz musicians from the Greek and international scenes.

July 5 - October 5: 2nd 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.

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

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

August - September: Megaro Gyzi Festival
This summer, the Megaro Gyzi Cultural Centre of Santorini is bringing together a festival of Greek arts and music just a short distance from Grace Santorini. Whether moved by a classical quintet, the operatic charm of Sonia Theodoridou or inspired by the array of exhibitions of Greek art of this festival, it is one not to be missed. The Megaro Gyzi Cultural Centre houses a number of permanent collections and is open from 1st May - 31st October 2015.

September 1 - 22: International Music Festival – A two-week festival held at Fira where a sizeable crowd attends performances by international acts.

September 14: Art of Motion - The world’s best free running athletes return every year to astound the crowds. The traditional cobbled, narrow streets, terraces and canopies will again be the playing field for these talented individuals. Santorini has now established itself as one of the top destinations for this growing sport and parkour organisers have concluded that nowhere in the world is there a more beautiful natural "pitch."