The Feast of Xerotigano takes place in the cove of Aegiali, uninterruptedly for 6 years, with the cooperation of the cultural associations of Aegiali. Xerotigana, or diples or katimaria, as they are called in other parts of Greece, are a dessert that is prepared quickly, from simple ingredients: flour, water, oil and salt for the dough, water, sugar, honey and lemon for the syrup, cinnamon and sesame for sprinkling. It can be kept for several days. It is the dessert that women make in Amorgos for Christmas and New Year, but it is also offered at weddings and baptisms, along with the traditional pasteli. At the Feast of Xerotigano, the public, Amorgians and visitors of the island, enthusiastically watches the process of making the traditional dessert by women of Amorgos, to the sounds of live traditional music. When the xerotigana are ready, they will be served to the public. All together afterwards, they will continue with a traditional Amorgian feast, until morning.
Means of access:
TRADITIONAL PATH: "Palia Strata" Route
Chora – Monastery of Hozoviotissa- Kapsala – Asfontylitis – Potamos – Cove of Aegiali
Starting Point: "Kalogerikos" Point in the Chora.
TRADITIONAL PATH: "Melania" Route
Cove of Aegiali – Lagada – Stroumpos – Panagia Epanochoriani – Tholaria