The paniyiri, a folk festival held alongside the observance of special religious feast days and once the highlight of the island's social life, still draws locals and residents. Tradition holds for the "sponsor" to greet and treat visitors, who enjoy the feast of local specialties - boiled goat, fava, salad, fried potatoes, and wine - and dancing to traditional island music.
The main summer festivals are on:
Orthodox Whit Monday at Ayia Triada at Mavra Voladia and Liomandra at Sklavoyianni.
- July 1 at Ayii Anaryiri and Kalavatsana.
- July 20 at Profitis Ilias at Vounia and Xero Horio.
- July 26 at Ayia Paraskevi at Kato Hora and Koundoura Galanis.
- August 6 at Sotiras at Pyrgos.
- August 15 at Panayia at Ramou and Skopous.
- August 16 at Panayia at Pyrgos.
- August 24 at Panayia Miliani.
- August 29 at Ayios Ioannis Prodromos at Sklavoyianni.
- September 2 at Ayios Mamas at Vounia.
- September 7 at Ayios Sostis at Ayios Sostis beach.
- September 8 at Panayia on the mountain at Palio Avessalo.
- September 14 at Pano Stavros at Palia Mitata.
- September 23 at Ayia Thekla at Sklavoyianni.
- October 29 at Ayia Anastasia at Pano Dimotamata.
- November 8 at Taxiarhon at Monastiri.