According to the tradition, Gerasimos (1506-1579), which is patron saint of the island, would have cured many inhabitants reached of madness. Today still, two festivals rythment life of the monastery of
Saint-Gerasimos located in the South of the island (at 15 minutes of the village of Mitakata) : on October 20 (day commemorating the death of Gerasimos) and on August 16 (date of the transfer of its skin towards its new residence). At the time of the procession which proceeds along a large avenue bordered of plane trees,
the habit wants that the people reached of mental disorders lie down on the passage in the hope of a miraculous cure.