4 Best Performing Arts Venues in Aegina, The Saronic Gulf Islands

Aegina Music Festival

Taking place from the second week in August until the end of the month, Aegina town hosts local and international classical musicians who perform on Avra Beach right in front of the ancient site of Kolona and at the church of Sotiras. The event is directed by the renowned pianist Dora Bakopoulou. Tickets are available at Aiakeion café (Aegina Port) or at the venues.

Ayios Nektarios Monastery

Two of the most important festivals held at Ayios Nektarios Monastery are Whit Monday, or the day after Pentecost (the seventh Sunday after Easter), and the November 9th Saint's nameday, when the remains of Ayios Nektarios are brought down from the monastery and carried in a procession through the streets of town, which are covered in carpets and strewn with flowers.

Ayios Sostis

On September 6 and 7, the feast of the martyr Sozon is observed with a two-day paniyiri (saint's day festival), celebrated at the church of Ayios Sostis in Perdika. The revelry spills over into town especially the local tavernas.

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Panayia Chrysoleontissa

On the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, August 15th—the biggest holiday of the Christian summer throughout Europe—a celebration is held at Panayia Chrysoleontissa, a mountain monastery built between 1403 and 1614.