Rhodes Festivals



Rhodes, steeped in rich culture and tradition, hosts a myriad of vibrant village festivals throughout the year, each celebrating aspects of its history, religion, and local customs. These festivals serve as colorful expressions of community spirit and provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the island’s authentic way of life.

Among the most notable village festivals in Rhodes is the Festival of Virgin Mary (Panagia) held on August 15th, where locals and visitors alike gather to honor the island’s patron saint with religious processions, traditional music, and feasting.

The Festival of Saint John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24th, is another significant event, particularly in the village of Kritinia, featuring folk dances, cultural performances, and culinary delights.

In the picturesque village of Lindos, the Feast of Saint Paul on June 29th is a highlight, commemorating the arrival of the apostle Paul to the island with religious ceremonies, music, and a vibrant street market.

Throughout the summer months, various villages host wine festivals, such as the Emery Wine Festival in Embonas, where visitors can sample local wines, enjoy live music, and participate in grape stomping activities.

Additionally, many villages organize traditional folk festivals known as “panigiria” throughout the summer, featuring live music, dancing, and traditional Greek cuisine, providing a lively atmosphere for locals and visitors to come together and celebrate.

These village festivals in Rhodes offer a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the island’s vibrant culture, forging connections with locals and creating cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Festivals in Rhodes



  1. Feast of Saint John the Theologian (May 8th): The Feast of Saint John the Theologian is celebrated across Rhodes with solemn processions, church services, and cultural events held in honor of the island’s patron saint. Visitors can witness colorful processions through the streets of Rhodes Town, as well as attend religious services and participate in traditional festivities.
  2. Rhodes Medieval Festival (Date varies): The Rhodes Medieval Festival is an annual event held in the medieval Old Town of Rhodes. This festival typically takes place in mid to late May and transports visitors back in time with colorful parades, medieval reenactments, and traditional music and dance performances. Visitors can explore the historic streets of the Old Town, interact with costumed performers, and immerse themselves in the rich history of Rhodes.
festivals in Rhodes in June
Festivals in Rhodes


  • Feast of Saint Paul: June 29th
  • Festival of Saint John the Baptist: June 24th
Festivals in Rhodes


  • On the 16th and 17th of July, the celebration of Agia Marina in Paradisi and on the 16th of July in Apolakkia
  • The first Saturday after the 17th of July, Watermelon Festival in South Rhodes
  • On the 19th and 20th of July, celebration the Prophet Elias in Ialyssos
  • On the 21st of July celebration of Agios Philemon in Arnitha
  • On the 25th, 26th & 27th of July, a three-day festival takes place in Kattavia, a day of celebrating Agia Paraskevi and Agios Panteleimon
  • On the 25th & 26th of July, in Agia Paraskevi in ​​Ialyssos
  • On the 28th, 29th & 30th of July, celebration of Agios Silas (Soula) in Soroni
Festivals in Rhodes


  • On the 5th & 6th of August, celebration of the Ascension of the Savior in Kiotari
  • On the 13th, 14th & 15th of August, celebration the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in Ialyssos and Kremasti
  • On the 15th of August at the Asclepieion and at the Panagia Katholiki in Kattavia
Festivals in Rhodes


• On the 7th & 8th of September, celebration of the Birthday of the Virgin Mary, in Panagia Tsampika of Archangelos and on the 8th  of August in Panagia Skiadeni in South Rhodes

Festival in Rhodes in October
Festivals in Rhodes


  • 28th of October Patriotic celebration of Greece’s refusal to capitulate to the demands of Mussolini in 1940 that the country should surrender. There are parades, folk dancing, speeches, and general celebrations all over Greece
Not standard datesFestivals in Rhodes


Wine Festivals: Typically held during the summer months, with specific dates varying by village. The Emery Wine Festival in Embonas, for example, often takes place in August.Local Village Festivals: Throughout May, various local villages on Rhodes may host their own festivals to celebrate the arrival of spring and showcase local culture. These festivals often feature live music, traditional dancing, and delicious food specialties, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience authentic Greek hospitality and community spirit

Music festivals around rhodes island

Music festivals & concerts in Rhodes

Schedule of Greek concerts with Popular Greek artists in Rhodes. Some require ticket purchase , you can buy online or have Free entrance! Check and find the best way to enjoy your night out in an original authentic way and mix with locals and local tradition!