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Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

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Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

Does anyone know when the festival is this year?

Thanks,

Karen

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1. Re: Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

It would appear to be 28th May, since that's the day the Speedrunner has a non-standard timetable, presumably for the transportation of the icon. I expect the destination expert Eleni (Nikoletta G) will confirm this when she's next online.

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2. Re: Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

Thanks Mikets! Sadly I will miss it this time.

Karen

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3. Re: Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

Our visit to Sifnos was planned around this event. We'll "represent" from Canada. This will be our first ever visit to Greece so we're really looking forward to it.

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EastcoastTim, you are in for a treat. The festival is amazing. It is quite something to watch the ferry arrive in the small bay to deliver the icon. Have fun.

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Thanks Karen. Some of our best travel experiences have been around local festivals. The sheep running through the streets of St. Remy on Pentecost Monday and Our Lady of Nazareth festival in Nazare Portugal were two great experiences. My wife and I were in a seemingly endless debate about which Greek islands to visit. Then I saw a post from "Nikoletta G" that talked about the Panagia. We decided on the spot (booked our flights that day). We arrive in Sifnos on May 26th for at least five nights. Tim...

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Be sure to be at the monastery for the arrival of the icons. I can't recall the time but perhaps Nicoletta can help. When we were there, the coast guard escorted the ferry from Kamares as it backed up into the bay, where a small boat met the ferry to accept the icons to bring into the monastery. There is a huge crowd and alot of noise with ferry horns, church bells etc. Afterwards there is a church service which you can actually hear from the taverna at the beach, followed by music and food. The next day in Apollonia, we watched processions through the village, carrying the icons. It really was a special event for us. Please report back... I would love to hear your thoughts.

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7. Re: Chrisoppigi Panagia in 2014

Thanks so much for the suggestions. We plan on taking it all in and will definitely post an update when we get back.

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