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Saint George Festival in Koufonisia

Discover the Enchantment of Koufonisia

Journey to Tradition

Koufonisia, a jewel in the Cyclades, invites you to experience the vibrant Saint George Festival this June 6th. Embrace tradition and local culture, accessible through a special schedule offered by the Kerras ferry. Departing from Naxos in the morning, Kerras makes it easy for you to join in the festivities and return by afternoon, offering a seamless experience of Greek island charm.

Spiritual Beginnings

The day starts with an evocative church service in the dedicated chapel of Saint George, blending solemnity with the scenic beauty of the island. Participate in the traditional Byzantine hymns and connect with the spiritual heritage of Koufonisia, creating memories of tranquility and devotion.

Feast and Festivities

Post-service, the festival atmosphere shifts to one of jubilation. Indulge in a communal feast of local dishes, with an emphasis on freshly caught seafood, while the air fills with the lively strains of traditional Greek music. Dance, dine, and dive into the joyous celebrations that epitomize Greek festivity.

A Procession of Pride

Experience the communal spirit during the procession of Saint George’s icon through the village streets. Led by the local priest and followed by an enthusiastic crowd, this procession is a vibrant display of faith and community unity, inviting everyone to join and share in the cultural pride.

Return at Sunset

As the festival winds down, Kerras ferry awaits at the port for a timely return to Naxos. Relax on the deck as the sun dips below the horizon, reflecting on a day well spent in cultural immersion and festive joy.

Book Your Spot on Kerras

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the Saint George Festival in Koufonisia. Reserve your journey on the Kerras ferry today and immerse yourself in a day of cultural richness, community celebration, and traditional Greek hospitality.

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