Mykonos Art Festival
The inaugural Mykonos Art Festival runs from Saturday 23rd June until the end of September 2018. Offering visitors an immersive opportunity to fully experience the wide range of contemporary art on the island, the local traditions and the cultural heritage of the utopia of Delos, the festival’s schedule features an extensive variety of exhibitions, installations, concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, literary evenings and gastronomic events, all with free admission.
As a great platform for emerging young talent to display their creativity and talent, there will also be a number of famous Greek artists who have enjoyed international success coming to perform over the next few months, including prominent Greek singers and composers such as George Dalaras, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Alkistis Protopsalti and Stavros Xarchakos.
Opening with an exhibition of the new artwork from Kostas Tsoclis, “The four elements of nature” in the Mykonos Annex of the Athens School of Fine Arts, the festival will run continuously throughout the summer until its conclusion on the 30 September with the “Taste of Mykonos”, a 3-day Gastronomy event on Tyrovolia at Cine Manto open-air cinema.
The feast of the Virgin Mary
The feast of the Virgin Mary is one of the holiest days on the island of Mykonos. Panagia Tourliani (Saint Our Mother of Tourliani) is celebrated on this day and is one of the four most important Saint’s Days in the Cyclades. The Monastery in Ano Mera (founded in 1542) is open to the public and is beautifully decorated specially for this celebration. Locals prepare shrines, make island delicacies and enjoy a great feast to mark the occasion.
Attracting over 30,000 people from around the world, XLSIOR is an International Summer Gay Festival taking place between 22nd and 29th August. Thanks to a well-designed program, great DJ’s acts and artists, breathtaking open-air venues, a friendly and enjoyable holiday environment and an international audience, this hugely popular festival has become the ultimate end to the summer for many
An annual festival which takes place on the second Sunday of September at the Agricultural Museum, within the traditional ‘Boni Windmill’. A great opportunity to join in with the pressing of the grapes, sample some local food and wine and enjoy traditional music.