Every year, in Palio Romyri, the inhabitants of the surrounding area celebrate the name day of Agios ‘Nikolaos of the Mountain’ with a holy liturgy and a feast. The actual day is May, 9th but the celebration happens on the Sunday closest to this date. After the holy liturgy in the old church of 1888, the local societies offer visitors local traditional treats and drinks.
Romyri was one of the richest villages of the area with industrious and hospitable residents. During the German occupation, because of its inaccessibility, many partisans found shelter here and some families took part in the National Resistance fight. After a large earthquake damaged their village in 1947 the inaccessibility and difficult living conditions forced the remaining residents to relocate to the lowland areas, creating the present community called Mesopotamos. The old stone built village is very picturesque with stunning views. Every May the locals and visitors gather in Palio Romiri and bring life back to the deserted streets with a traditional celebration. Rommyri is famous throughout Greece for the story of Papalambrena the village priest that thieves tried to rob. A well-known folk song was written about the event, “Papalambrena”, and is still sung and danced to at celebrations all over Greece even today.