Traveler's Guide

East Macedonia & Thrace

Fest of Saint Paraskevi

Thanks to the Cultural Association of Samothrace have still been retained many of the customs and traditions that express the religious faith and celebrate the feasts of local churches. So, in the middle of summer, on 26 July, the anniversary Feast of Saint Paraskevi, celebrates the namesake chapel next to the archaeological site of Paleopolis. After the morning service at the church, followed by a traditional feast in "Platania tis Aspasoudas" next to the Tower of Gatelouzi. The pilgrims bring their food and beddings, while meat is served on twigs of koukoudia tree and dance together.
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