ITHAKI (Island) IONIAN ISLANDS
Numerous, interesting happenings are organised every year on the island under the auspices and the organisational care of the Municipal Authorities. The summer festivities include the Wine Feast in Perahori as well as concerts, exhibitions, lectures and theatre performances that take place in Vathi.
One of the biggest religious feasts is organised every year in Kathara Monastery on 8th September.
Other religious feasts take place in Kioni on 24th June and 20th July to honour Aghios Ioannis and Prophet Elias. In Platrithias and in Anogi on 15th August and in Exogi on 15th and 6th August the local people celebrate Virgin Mary’s Assumption and the Transfiguration respectively.
Moreover, every year since 1981 the Centre of Odyssean Studies organises a convention with the participation of eminent scientists from all over the world.
Last but not least, Ithaki’s Theatre Competition has become an institution and attracts theatre lovers from all over Greece. For twenty years, top performers of the greek theatre and amateur groups from every part of Greece and from Cyprus come to Ithaki to participate at the competition and to present their job to the audience.
This text (extract) is cited January 2004 from the Assoc. of Local Authorities of Kefalonia & Ithaca tourist pamphlet.
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