feast of the Parish church
Patronal feast of Elatou’s Parish
Church 'Transfiguration of Our Lord'
takes place in August
summer from the time it was built. This
is a two-day feast. It consists of an
evening service – the day before
the celebration – followed by
traditional music, dance, eating and
drinking until the first morning hours.
It continues the next day (August 6th)
with the morning service and in the
evening again with traditional music,
dance etc. when the feast reaches its
feast of the Chapel of Prophet Elias
Elias is celebrated on July 20th, when
the villagers follow the morning service
in his Chapel, which is located at the
northeast of one of the successive peaks
of Omalia Mountain. This feast is organised
by Elatou’s association with the
purpose of bringing together Elatou’s
people and their friends. For this purpose
in case the celebration of Saint Elias
doesn’t occur on a Sunday, the
feast is transferred on the first
Sunday after July 20th.
In this case the service is repeated
and it is followed by a picnic with
traditional music, dance, drinking and
eating. Wear sun cream and a hat and
don’t forget to bring a blanket
to sit on the grass.