Maria runs a tavern on the island and is loved by everyone. She is always sweet, and kind, with a sense of humor and a zest for life. At the same time, however, she is a woman who is afraid to tell society how much she is suffering, as she cannot escape her abusive husband. The arrival of Orestis and her involvement in the festival will give her strength and a different perspective on things. She wants to fix her life and most of all she wants her son, Spyros, to be happy. But she knows that, by staying with Charalampos, this is impossible.