Authentic hospitality, spring at its best and a wide array of customs and traditions compose the perfect Easter celebrations in Santorini. On this lovely island of Cyclades, Easter is celebrated profoundly and everyone joins in the festivities. Easter in Santorini takes place at a time when nature is reborn, making everything even more idyllic than ever. Locals are hospitable and will help you feel the very essence of this unique religious moment in Greece.
On the weeks leading to Easter, people are getting ready whitewashing their homes and paving the streets, preparing the traditional pastries and fasting. In the evenings, everyone gathers at the picturesque chapels throughout the island and bells inform people of the Passion of the Christ. This is an amazing experience, offering you a glimpse at the original character of Cycladic Easter.
On Good Friday, the procession of the Epitaph is the major event that depicts the climax of the lament for Jesus. Pilgrims follow the Epitaph all around the cobbled streets and on the village of Pyrgos you will find lit lanterns on both sides of each neighborhood. Other equally impressive customs are those of Lazarus and the Burning of Judas. Of course, Easter Sunday is the day when every family around the island celebrates with a mouth watering feast, laughter and dancing. Resurrection is celebrated exactly the way it ought to be!
If you are interested in experiencing Easter in Santorini, book your stay now at Atrina Canava 1894 and enjoy splendid accommodation on the picturesque settlement of Oia. Combine luxury living in a traditional and charming place, along with smooth accessibility all over the island and amazing service standards. Santorini is a marvelous place to be 365 days a year, but Easter in Santorini is definitely spellbinding!