Panagia Tourliani

15 Aug 2017
Áno Merá, Mikonos, Greece

A chilled-out day of feasting, processions and live music performances to honour Mykonos' patron saints.

  • When? 15th August 2017
  • Where? Áno Merá, Mykonos
  • Price: free

Every year Mykonos locals gather together to celebrate Panagia Tourliani, which honours the island's patron saints.

On this summer day, crowds gather to enjoy grand feasts, processions, live music performances and dance classes in the village of Ano Mera. Ano Mera lies around 8km from Mykonos and is the most populated village on the entire island, lying just a quick bus ride away.

Many tourists and island locals can be seen enjoying Panagia Tourliani close to the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, which dates back to the 18th century. This impressive structure is a favourite among local historians.

Whilst Panagia Tourliani doesn't offer the same party atmosphere as a night at the island's clubs, it certainly serves as a chance to explore Mykonos' historical sites and learn more about the religious aspects of town life.

  • Get there: Take a local bus from Mykonos to Áno Merá.
  • Stay: We'd still recommend staying in Mykonos town if you want to close to the main parties and beaches. Visit Áno Merá on a day trip.

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