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The feast of the Virgin Mary is one of the holiest days on the island of Mykonos. The 15th of August is also one of the most crowded and wild times on the island as everyone flocks to take part in the celebrations of summer and to enjoy the long weekend. 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 was founded in 1542 and is open to the public. It is beautifully decorated for the August 15th celebration as is the shrine to Panagia Tourliani. Locals take part in all the pre-celebration activities, preparing the décor of the shrines and making island delicacies. Celebrities, tourists, and Greeks from all over come to Mykonos to celebrate this religious holiday, but don’t be fooled because Mykonos never sleeps. The long weekend of August 15th is an unforgettable experience with parties and events from sunrise to sunset!

Throughout Easter time in Mykonos flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining, and spring awakens the tourist season as people begin to flock to the island from all over the world. Greek Easter is the highlight of this spring and is the holiest of holidays for Greeks.

During Greek Orthodox Holy Week, visitors swarm the islands and villages of Greece as they leave the cities behind to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Mykonos combines all the traditions of Easter with a cosmopolitan luxury flare!

In Mykonian tradition, the holy icon of Panagia Tourliani Monastery in Ano Mera is brought to the main Chora or Town of Mykonos at the beginning of Lent, 40 days before Easter. Locals and sightseers follow on foot. The procession with the icon lasts up to 2 hours. On the Saturday of Lazarus (the day before Palm Sunday) the icon is returned to its original home. On that day all of the bakeries on the island prepare “lazarakia” a sweet pastry shaped like little men with their arms crossed that is topped with cloves, sugar, and currants.

Throughout Holy Week bakeries and homemakers make a traditional sweet bread called “Lambrokouloures” and that they decorate the pastry with eggs that have been died red.

Beginning with the evening of Good Saturday and continuing through Easter Sunday is a time for heartfelt celebration. Islanders gathers at churches scattered throughout the island where they wait to receive the Holy Light (a flame lit in Jerusalem, brought back to Greece, and distributed around the country). A feast follows where everyone eats the traditional “Magiritsa” soup of greens, and boiled lamb. You can be sure that partying is expected every night if you’re visiting Mykonos, even during Easter time. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week and is the day of the most lavish feast. Lamb roasted on the spit, onion pie, kopanisti, cheese, louza (Mykonian cured ham), red eggs, and assorted of salads are served throughout the day of celebration!

The perfect way to spend your evening in Mykonos is watching the full moon over Panormos Bay from the comfort of your private villa. Summer full moons are a great night to stay in and enjoy the spectacular view of the moon over the bay but they’re also the perfect excuse to go out since there are plenty of full moon parties all over the island. For more details about where the best party’s are ask our Concierge.

Full Moon Schedule 2015:

  • March 5th
  • April 4th
  • May 4th
  • June 2nd
  • July 2nd
  • July 31st Blue Moon
  • August 14th
  • September 13th
  • October 13th