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FESTIVALS & LOCAL CELEBRATIONS

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The many local celebrations and festivals give the island its particular colour. During summer festivals that stand out are the ones at the church of Profitis Ilias, with its feast lasting until morning. For those who happen to visit the island on November 21, climb up to the Monastery of Panaghia Eikonistria (Kounistra) where the religious occasion is celebrated with great pomp. A unique custom of Skiathos is the horse race organized in the Limni region on the day of the feast of St. George, with everyone welcome to take part! Easter traditions are upheld in Skiathos, offering visitors images of unforgettable beauty. The open theatre of Bourtzi hosts theatrical performances and concerts during summertime.


THE FIRST GREEK FLAG

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Visit the island’s Historical museum in Evagelismos monastery to see the first blue and white Greek flag, made in 1807.