Annual Fanis Gavalas Festival

Annual Fanis Gavalas Festival

The Fanis Gavalas Festival is an annual event held either in the beginning of July or at the end of August.

It usually involves all-night dancing to live traditional island music, theatrical performances, concerts and traditional games.

This year it takes place on August 27 and August 28.

The program is as follows:

Thursday 27/8
Traditional team game (similar to bowling) called “Bilies.”


Friday 28/08
Early morning trek (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours from Panagia) to Agios Ioannis Cave to participate in an all-day event that includes a picnic outside the cave and the placing of candles inside in preparation for the afternoon vespers.
Note: Transport will be available to the village of Panagia from the port Agios Georgios beginnig at 8:30 am.
19:30 – Traditional team game (similar to bowling) “Bilies” finals.
21:30- Traditional island fete with song and dance.
Entrance free. Location: Central Square at Agios Georgios.


Saturday 30/08 (21:30)
Island fete with music by the popular Nick Economides and Kiriaki Spanou.


Also: Throughout the festival a traditional team game (similar to bowling) called “Bilies” will take place.

Parking & Public transport info Ample parking space at both villages. The community’s minibus offers free transportation.
Accessibility for wheelchairs May be accessed by disabled persons.

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