Traditional foods and sweets
Foods: goat stuffed with rice (usually at Easter), meat balls, chick-pea pie, salantroumasi (stuffed onions), saitia (rice with onion, mint and tomato), many varieties of fish (swordfish, tuna, sea-beam), etc.
Sweets: koutoumari (round pan-fried pastry with sugar, cinnamon and cloves), halva, "straba"- crooked (baklava with kneaded pastry sheets) and others.
There is excellent swimming from the rocks near the port, in Faros, in Plakes and in Mandraki.
Though there are no beaches as such on the island, you can take a little boat to the little islands of Ro and Strongili to swim and also to the particularly beautiful "Fokiali Blue Cave". Very impressive!
St. Paraskevi - July 26th
St. Helen & Constantine (island's saint patrons) - May 21st
Assumption of Virgin Mary - August 15th
Prophet Elias - July 20 th
Places to visit
Palaiokastro-"Old Castle", the most important monument in the western part of the island, the impressive stone hewed Lyncean Tomb, Castello Rosso (or red castle) the Megisti castle with the museum of the castle, the monastery of St. George of the Mountain, the patron saints of the island which are sts. Constantine and Helen and finally the Blue Cave in the south east of the island visitable only by boat.