Imagine a sea of a thousand candles, gently swaying in time to the music. The smell of warm bread, fresh from the oven, and the sound of laughter and celebration, around the dinner table. In this ‘Traditional Greek Easter’ holiday package, immerse yourself in one of the biggest events in Greek culture, discovering the richness of local traditions and the importance of community.
Easter (Pascha in Greek) is a major family festival in Greece and a significant celebration in the Greek Orthodox Church. It is celebrated in every corner of Zakynthos. Encompassing traditional customs, our Easter programme includes cultural and gastronomic experiences throughout Holy Week, leading up to Easter.
You will attend the Resurrection Parade, the midnight church ceremony on Holy Saturday; enjoy a traditional Mageiritsa dinner and eat spit-roast lamb on Easter Sunday.
The week is full, but there are plenty of opportunities to relax. With the attentive care of your hosts you will be welcomed directly into the local culture with warmth. This will far be more than a holiday: it will be a memory to cherish for the rest of your life, and is particularly impressive for first-time visitors to the island.