Υακίνθεια 28 ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ – 3 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ
«ΜΑΝΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΥ – Τραγούδι Ελληνικό»
Yakinthia 28 July – 3 August
«MANOS ELEFTHERIOU – The Greek Song»
Yakinthia is a cultural event that lasts one week, end of July at the mountain of Psiloritis at 1,260 meters above the sea.
They are named after the Greek saint of Love, Yakinthos, who is honored the 3rd of July.
Yakinthos was a young man who, when he was 20 years old, was killed by Trajan the Roman Emperor for his love for God and being Christian.
It’s church at the mountain of Psiloritis is built the same was Minoan built their houses at that mountain.
The ideal place to be in a hot day of summer since this construction of stone does not allow heat to enter and keeps fresh air inside. The same happens in winter time and the place keeps its high temperature.
The next videos despite being in Greek can give you an idea of the church, the place and the people.
They also announced their plan for next year to invite shepherds from other Mediterranean Countries and exchange ideas and learn each other’s habits, customs and ….. food which will be prepared on a daily basis and offered to visitors.