Santorini Greek Easter holiday

Santorini Greek Easter holiday

Santorini during the Greek Easter holiday. A holiday like no other. Celebrate the most spectacular Greek Easter in Santorini.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in Santorini during Greek Easter and experience it like a local? Easter in Santorini is simply one of a kind! The Easter holidays are the beginning of the tourist season and the island begins to welcome Greeks and foreign visitors. The countless Easter customs, combined with the all-night atmosphere and local flavors make the Cyclades an ideal destination. Easter – or ‘Pascha’ in Greek – is the greatest celebration of the Eastern Orthodox Church. According to tradition, people make Easter cookies -or ‘koulourakia’ in Greek- and dye hard-boiled eggs red. Eggs have been a symbol of the renewal of life since antiquity, while the color red symbolizes Christ’s blood.
The most unique experience is the night of Holy Saturday, people go to church in formal outfits holding their personal Greek Easter candles. The mass on Holy Saturday night is a truly unique experience in Pyrgos.

Easter is the start of the Spring and the touristic season.
See for yourself that Greek Easter is the best time to visit Santorini for your holiday. The weather is nice, the day temperatures are very comfortable for sightseeing, hiking, and even sitting by the private heated pool of your luxury villa. The island is not crowded with tourists and you will be able to meet local people.

Santorini Easter tradition.
The church organizes most of the events, and families also celebrate the holiday with some traditional Easter food. Women bake “Tsourekia” (a type of brioche) and “melitinia” (sweet pastries with cheese) and Easter cookies. The traditional Easter soup calls mageiritsa, to indicate the end of the fasten period. If Christmas is incomplete without a turkey in most countries, then Greek Easter is incomplete without lamb. Whole lambs are roasted over a fire pit for several hours, before being taken home for the family feast.
Are you looking for an authentic Easter experience? Celebrate in your private luxury villa the Greek Easter in Santorini. We can pre-book your table in one of the local restaurants or arrange a private chef at the villa for a unique experience of Greek Easter in Santorini.

Santorini Greek Easter in luxury private villa.
Erossea luxury private 5 bedrooms Villa up to 10 guests is newly renovated spacious and exclusive romantic accommodation on the west side of the Santorini island in Imerovigli village. Is ideally located on the highest point of the Caldera, surrounded by sea and sky, offering absolutely breathtaking panoramic views across the Aegean Sea and the magnificent Santorini sunset experience. Is an ideal location for your Greek Easter holiday with your family or group of friends. The daily breakfast and cleaning are included in the rates and our complimentary transfer will await you at your arrival.

What is the best place to experience Greek Easter in Santorini.
The most impressive Greek Easter custom of Santorini is in Pyrgos village. On the evening on Holy Saturday night and just before leaving for the Epitaph procession, thousands of scattered cans are lit in the paddocks and on the rooftops of houses and churches. The fortress of Pyrgos ‘Kasteli’ is on top of the village and it is visible from almost all parts of the island. We can arrange a private transfer to the village from the villa.
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Santorini Greek Easter holiday

How to get to Santorini during the Greek Easter holiday?
The best way to reach Santorini during Easter is by air from Athens. Starting from spring, there are additional flights between Santorini and other islands, and charters fly in directly from abroad.

Images by Antonis Eleftherakis.

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