From horse races, church celebrations and honey feasts, to folklore customs and ancient traditions blessing new year's fruits, Kos boasts a wide array of customs to witness. Several festivities and fairs are related to religion, thus celebrated with local delicacies and traditional dancing in churchyards. Some others, with a deep-rooted loyalty to tradition, revive with a sole focus on passing down the island’s customs. Mingle with the locals to discover the island's colourful folklore traditions, passed down from generation to generation.
Want to attend the island's biggest cultural festival? Check out the event calendar to find all the daily events of Summer Hippocratia 2022!