Religious Celebrations & Festivals

Naxos’s folk fetes are centuries old and most are linked with the observance of saints’ name days.

Especially in the summer months, visitors have the opportunity to attend these events that combine religious sentiment with the island’s music and dance tradition.

Dance, song and food combine to form happenings where both locals and guests can revel until the early morning hours. Many virtually forgotten fetes have been revived in recent years.