02/08/2017 – Folklore Festival, Kassiopi
This will be a one of a kind festival in Kassiopi, boasting loud Greek music, to which dancers dressed in traditional costumes will dance the day and night away. The beautiful Kassiopi harbour provides the perfect setting for the event.
05/08/2017 – Metamorfosi Sotiros
A celebration at the Monastery situated on top of Mount Pantokrator.
10/08/2017 – Varkarola, Palaiokastritsa
The Varkarola is a famous festival which takes place every summer in Corfu. This event celebrates the miracle of Saint Spyridon, whom locals believe saved the island from Turkish invasion on 11th August 1716. This miracle is celebrated with a recreation of a nautical battle. A series of boats parade along Palaiokastritsa bay, while bands play traditional music and dancers showcase Greek dancing. At the end of the Varkarola, a boat is set on fire and a giant fireworks display goes underway to commemorate the burning of the Turkish naval fleet during the 18th century siege.
11/08/2017 – St.Spyridon’s Day
A procession takes place in Corfu Town, in order to commemorate the intervention of St. Spyridon during the Turkish siege of 1716. Processions start around 9am in Corfu Town, and most of the island’s brass bands take part in what is guaranteed to be a lovely spectacle each and every year.
A silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is displayed in means of public worship for 3 days and nights. It is paraded around the town, followed by the bands.
15/08/2017 – Assumption of the Virgin
This is the second biggest religious holiday after Easter and is celebrated in almost every town and village in Greece.
Every church on the island dedicated to Virgin Mary organizes a festival and Greek music can be heard originating from everywhere!