The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary takes place on the 15th of August. In Mykonos this day is the feast of the Panagia Tourliani, the patron saint of the island. This important religious holiday marks her death or her “falling asleep”. Devout members of the Greek Orthodox Church precede this day by two weeks of fasting. The day itself is marked with celebration, feasting and partying. For those interested in Greek culture and religion, Mykonos is a wonderful place to experience this spiritual event.
Those who are more inclined to enjoy a party won’t be disappointed. The 15th of August is a fantastic time to visit Mykonos. The island is alive with people celebrating and there are many opportunities to join in – on the beach, in the clubs and in the streets. You can find revelers of all ages. .
The staff at the Yakinthos Residence can inform you about the best events to visit and can help tailor your 15th of August experience to fit your unique circumstances.
If you plan to visit for the 15th of August make sure to book your trip in advance as finding transportation and accommodation can be tricky near that date due to the number of pilgrims and tourists using the ferries and hotels.