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Traditional Easter in the Greek islands


Greece Travel Guide|Religious Tourism

TheTraditional Easter in the Greek islands options are endless and you cover all tastes and requirements:

Traditional Easter in the Greek islands the beautiful, traditional Corfu with stunning custom jugs and devout Patmos, the island of Revelation, until fragrant and border Chios Karpathos, the island Greece offered to celebrate a particularly frenetic as old economy suffers.

Apart from the climate and devout religious traditions, Easter is a perfect occasion to celebrate the coming of spring with Easter island excursions to destinations across the country and of course, the most courageous, to take their first baths.

Of the dozens of islands of our country, are other tourist, secular Easter and established destinations, but most other alternative and more calm and unusual. Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, North Aegean islands and the Gulf Islands, Crete, Evia and Sporades, waiting for a unique Easter close to nature, the sea and island traditions.


The Cyclades islands are preferred by many for celebrating Easter, the most popular destinations of Mykonos, Sifnos, Folegandros, Santorini, Syros etc.

The capital of the Cyclades, Syros, the Orthodox and Catholic church dominated by two hills of Syros, the central square Miaoulis, the Apollo theater and culture, boasts a unique Easter in the Orthodox and Catholic epitaph to roam and meet Miaoulis Square, where there is prayer, while the Orthodox Church of the Resurrection, on the hill Vrontados of Syros, the First Resurrection, the morning of Saturday, accompanied by loud knocks the stall.

In Mykonos Women whiten their homes and mold "lazarakia" bread-shaped people. On Good Friday is the procession of the Epitaph in Matogianni and Holy Saturday Easter in the small monastery of Paleokastro Ano Meria and Metropolis Alefcandra.

In Sifnos celebrated the resurrection of custom "greeting" that lasts forty days, and on Holy Thursday, housewives prepare the traditional "Birds of Easter" (Easter breads in different shapes of animals and birds) decorated with red eggs. Holy Saturday and the Second Resurrection, Easter Sunday, is very solemn in the Monastery of Vrissiani in Kochi Lady Artemonas and other churches and chapels of the island. The Easter lamb cooked in Sifnos "mastelo '(clay pot) with dill and local red wine.

Santorini Saturday of Lazarus in village squares dwellings on Lazarus, a huge wooden cross wrapped alismari and flowers, and the Saturday after Easter everyone, with a koutsouna and a red egg, go home to eat the "sgardoumia." On Easter Sunday in several villages of the island is the people's court "Ovraiou" (cloth model of a man) who is sentenced to death, hanged and burned by the inhabitants with a homemade dynamitakia and fireworks.

Very solemn and beautiful, it is also Easter Folegandros, Amorgos, Koufonisia, Tinos, Serifos and the Cyclades, where revived-honored customs and traditions and the Passion and Resurrection of Christ is celebrated with great splendor.