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Orthodox Easter in Zakynthos, vacation guide

Zakynthos is one of the most popular islands in the Ionian Sea, attracting more and more visitors during the Easter holidays to enjoy the special events and feel the hospitality of Vais Luxury Villas. Come and discover with us the rich tradition of the island and the unforgettable events that make Zakynthos such a special destination during the Easter.
22 April 2024
Easter at Zakynthos

Zakynthos is one of the most popular islands in the Ionian Sea, attracting more and more visitors during the Easter holidays to enjoy the special events and feel the hospitality of Vais Luxury Villas. Come and discover with us the rich tradition of the island and the unforgettable events that make Zakynthos such a special destination during the Easter.

Before You Leave

To begin with, before you start your trip, make sure you have made your reservation at Vais Luxury Villas, so that you have secured your stay in an excellent accommodation for the days of the Easter holidays.  Depending on the way you choose to arrive in Zakynthos and the activities you choose to do, organize your tickets, your reservations and your luggage. The weather at the moment is pretty good, but a glance at the weather forecast near the time of your visit, will help to avoid carrying with you unnecessary clothes.

How to Get There

Arriving in Zakynthos can be done in several ways, offering the flexibility depending on what is the most convenient for the visitor choice, and the access to Vais Luxury Villas located in Agios Nikolaos, Volimes is very easy. To get to the island you can visit the island of Zakynthos, either by road, so you can have freedom and independence in your travels, but also enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, as well as the short one-hour ferry trip from Kyllini to Zakynthos with its unique view of the Ionian Sea. Furthermore, Zakynthos airport receives flights from various cities in Greece and Europe, to make your journey fast and comfortable.

Where to Stay

After your arrival on the island, your stay at Vais Luxury Villas will amaze you, as you will find a paradise of comfort and hospitality, where luxury meets the authentic Zakynthian hospitality in the beautiful facilities of the accommodation, making your time in Zakynthos unforgettable. The luxurious villas with the most modern amenities and stunning views of the Ionian Sea will captivate your senses, while the private pool of each villa will help you relax.  Regardless of which is the purpose of your escape, whether the main point of your trip is relaxation or pleasure and entertainment, the facilities at Vais Luxury Villas will make everything even more enjoyable.

Local Easter Traditions

In Zakynthos at Easter, you will find a wide variety of activities, many of which are sure that will spark your interest. Due to these days the church events dominate, with the special Epitaph of Zakynthos, on Holy Friday, and its procession being something unique, while the Resurrection service on Holy Saturday is also a glorious ceremony, with the "Adeti" one of the most traditional customs whereby the church bells ring non-stop and the "Christ is Risen" followed by special Zakynthian church music. On Easter Sunday the celebration culminates with the roasting of the lamb, music and dancing in every corner of the island and of course in the premises of Vais Luxury Villas.

Activities and Events

Apart from the religious events, there are many activities that you can enjoy in Zakynthos during the Easter and explore even more the island, with several of them to be provided by Vais Luxury Villas. You can take an e-bike and discover the island, try sailing or yachting or kayaking and even scuba diving! If you are looking for something more relaxing, you can try horse riding or a nature hike a little further away from the Vais Luxury Villas facilities or a day trip in a luxury chauffeur-driven car and all this can be organized by the Vais staff.

In addition, with visitors filling the island, many famous DJs choose music in various bars of the island, while several artists give performances or concerts in other venues, so that the entertainment is not missing a minute from Zakynthos.

What to Eat

During the Easter days there is no shortage of food in any place and starting from Vais Luxury Villas you can discover the special traditional cuisine of Zakynthos. Look for "Sgatzetto", a traditional Easter dish made by Zakynthians instead of the classic “magiritsa” which is made these days in the rest of the Greece, and "Sartsa", a local beef dish. In sweets, in addition to the famous pasteli and mantoles, try the "Fritoura" with semolina which is found everywhere during the Easter Celebrations and of course the classic "Frygania" which is one of the most beloved and old sweets of the island.

Exploring the Island

Zakynthos island has many traditions, enchanting beaches and historical monuments, and Vais Luxury Villas gives you all the means, from a car with a personal driver, to an e-bike, to explore every corner of the island.

Smart Travel Tips

However, proper planning is always essential for a pleasant stay.

  • Take care of your tickets in time.
  • Make your reservation at Vais Luxury Villas

Conclusion

Zakynthos is a perfect destination for an Easter holiday, so leave your stresses behind to make your trip an unforgettable experience!

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