Yes, it's a given that the Exoghi Panighiri, Agia Marina Festival, the first in the Summer Season, was a great success! Despite it was a little cooler and a little windier, it didn't stop everyone from having a good old party under the bell tower of Agia Marina church, which stands at the center of this mountain village of Exoghi.
Mnistires was the Panighiri band, as every year, and they had the dance floor full from beginning to end. Lots and lots of young people this year, burning up the dance circle with exuberant movement and excitement. It was truly a great thing to see. We also had a dance performance by some of Ithaki's younger dancers.
The souvlaki were very tasty and the alcohol kept pouring until the early hours of the morning.
The wind may have meant an earlier night for some, but the attendance overall, was fantastic!