Easter… in Greece
Easter, which is the greatest celebration of Orthodoxy, is just around the corner and we all need a breath of rest and rejuvenation.
Greece offers countless choices of places that revive special customs during Easter.!
The Greek islands keep their traditions alive and impress with their Easter customs. With the signal of the first Resurrection at 11 am, the inhabitants of Corfu throw huge jugs full of water – the “botides“ – from their balconies. A custom that attracts many tourists during Easter.
Patmos is one of the most important religious destinations in the country and its Easter religious customs observed on the island remain unchanged over time. Thus, Patmos is the ideal destination as it prepares the believer, throughout the Holy Week, to accept the loss of the Son of God and to fully understand and experience the supreme miracle of the Resurrection of the Lord.
The mansion village with plane trees, paths and running waters wins the visitor from the first moment. The picturesque Portaria or otherwise the “gate of Pelion“ is the ideal destination for your Easter holidays.
Visit the lady of Messinia and see up close her special customs, the “Xamonia“, the “Balloons“, the “Meeting of the Epitaphs on the Beach“, the “Burning of Judas” and the famous “Saitopolemos“ on the night of the Resurrection. Picturesque squares, endless beaches, churches, mansions, museums and a castle with great history compose the picture of a modern, impressive city that you should definitely visit!
The most unifying Easter in Greece is celebrated in a mystical mood on the most “elegant“ island of the Cyclades, Syros! Among other things, Orthodox and Catholic Churches unite in the central square in front of the Town Hall of the island on Holy Saturday. The fireworks during the Resurrection color the sky of the Cycladic capital and night turns to day and the effigy of Judas burns at the stake on Easter Sunday.
The “medieval“ Nafpaktos is another Easter destination that will reward you. On Good Friday, locals and visitors follow the Epitaph in a procession to the medieval castle of the port. Lit torches that “decorate” the Venetian walls of the port and the battlements, the cross that burns at the entrance gate of the port and the colorful fireworks “steal“ the show.
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