Το πανηγύρι της μουσταλευριάς, ένα από τα πιο γνωστά πανηγύρια της Κεφαλονιάς.

kefalonia’s festivals

Rich in local customs and folklore, Kefalonia gives you the opportunity to be grafted by its collective memory and, thus, experience all that it has to offer in many different ways.  One of the most popular ways and an integral part of its local culture is through the local festivals – with the most famous among them the one of Panagia of Lagouvardo (or Fidoussa, as it is widely known).  According to the island’s myth-keepers, a unique phenomenon took place during Panagia Fidoussa, at which time the monastery’s nuns called upon the Virgin Mary to turn them into snakes so that they may avoid the pirate invasion. Actually, the name Fidoussa is derived from the word “fidi,” which in Greek means “snake” and that is how the myth carries on until this day.

* For further information about which festival of Kefalonia is worthwhile to visit, do not hesitate to ask Siora Stella.

The festive calendar

  • July
    • 2: Panagia Vlacherna (Annitata village)
    • 8: Saint Prokopios (Kabitsata village)
    • 11: Saint Efimia
    • 17: Saint Marina (Exagogi)
    • 20: Prophet Elias (Razata village, Fragata village, Kaminarata village)
    • 25: Saint Efpraxia (Afraggia village)
    • Saint Paraskevi (Troianata village, Xerizomeno village)
    • Saint Anne
    • 26: Saint Paraskevi (Asprogerakas)
    • 27: Sait Panteleimonas (Poulata village)
    • Saint Panteleimonas Thinaia village, Konotgourata village, Poulata village)
  • August
    • 6: The Transfiguration (Kaligata village, Poros, Travliata village, Davgata village, Saint Nicolas village)
    • 7: Saint Christopher Square (Farsa village)
    • 12: The fest of moustalevria (Troianata village)
    • 14 & 15: Panagia Aitolikou
    • Panagia of Lagouvarda (Fidiotissa)
    • 15: Panagia Gorgoepikoos [Chionata village)
    • Panagia Gravaliotissa (Pastra village)
    • The Assumption of the Virgin (Arginia village, Pastra village, Chaliotata village, Lixouri, Chavriata village Damoulianata village, Komitata village)
    • 16: Saint Gerassimos (Pirgi village)
    • Robola fest (Valsamata village)
    • 23: The Assumption of the Virgin (Monastery of Agrilia, Monasteri of Kechrion)
  • September
    • 7: Virgin of Lamia (Dilinata village)
    • 8: The birth of the Virgin (Paliochersos Monastery)
    • 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Monastery of Kipouraioi)
    • 24: Panagia Drapaniotissa (Argostoli)
    • 25: Saint Ioannis (Sarlata village)