I found these pictures of a ritual that takes place in sea near the boathouse of the monastery Grigoriou.
A wooden cross is thrown into the sea and a couple of men dive after it.
They swim for it and…
the fittest of them all finally wins,
whereafter a loser crawls out of the water with the help of the abbot (?).
Who knows more about this event? Why does it take place and when?
Thanks for all your expertise and the links you shared (see comments)!
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