Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived on the island of Tinos for the August 15 celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
The prime minister attended the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the procession of the icon of the Virgin and the events for the anniversary of the torpedoing of the cruiser "Elli", Para Politika reported.
In the statement made by the prime minister, after the procession, he said: "From the smallest and most isolated chapels to the great pilgrimages of our churches in Greece, Orthodoxy celebrates today the Assumption of the Virgin.
"We draw strength and faith to be able individually and collectively to overcome the great difficulties and to walk the path of progress, self-confidence and social cohesion.
"On this great day for Orthodoxy, the great unity and commitment to the goals of the future remains the demand for our country. To stand by those who are most in need so that we can overcome the great difficulties.
"With faith we will remain faithful to the path we have set out, for a Greece of prosperity, self-confidence and social cohesion. I wish from the bottom of my heart to every Greek man and woman everywhere on Earth a very happy celebration."
Mitsotakis is accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Nikos Panagiotopoulos and the Chief of Defense Forces, Konstantinos Floros.
Earlier, the prime minister inspected the torpedo boat Mykonos and threw a laurel wreath into the sea, a tribute to the torpedoing of the cruiser "Elli". Shortly before 10, he was at the Holy Church of Evangelistria for the Doxology.