The Greeks have a very special bond with their religion, and religious celebrations are a big deal all around the country, and in Mykonos in particular. The most important religious celebration of the Greek summer takes place in the 15th of August; the Assumption of Panagia, or “’tis Panagias” as it is most commonly called is the epicenter of festivities for the entire summer and it is held at the church of Panagia Tourliani on August 15th.
The locals take great pride in their traditions, and the festivities that are held around each church and chapel are among the most impressive in the entire Cyclades region. The preparations start days before the actual day of celebration. People gather to whitewash the church, to meticulously clean the surrounding area and to prepare treats and snacks for the visitors. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is treated like a friend, a member of the family. The festivities start at least the day before, and it seems as if everything has gathered around the church; souvenirs and trinkets, delicious treats and snacks, traditional live music and dancing. On August 15th the church of Panagia Tourliani is the centre of Mykonos, and every local passes by, even for just a few minutes. Tables are set all around the church and in the streets around it, and the party begins!
That was all for the most important religious celebration of the Greek summer that takes place in the 15th of August. Afterward, the party continues in the clubs and the beaches of Mykonos, in celebration for such a glorious day that besides its religious significance it also marks the centre of the summer! Keep the party going at the beach of Platys Gialos and the Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Resort Hotel, your favorite Mykonos destination for exquisite accommodation and impeccable services. As August is the most popular month to visit Mykonos, make sure to book your reservation at the Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Resort Hotel as early as possible at https://kosmoplazbeachresort.reserve-online.net