Greece

Greek Easter in Santorini


Easter (Paska) is the most important holy day in Greece. During Easter week, known as the Great Week (Megali Evdomada), you will find rich pageantry and deep devotion. There is also joyous celebrating. The forty day fasting period (nisteia) is over and Greeks are ready to resume eating meat, butter and milk products.

Each region of Greece has several special local customs during Easter. You will get a memorable insight to how the people of Santorini (known locally as Thira) spend their Easter at a time when the island has relatively few foreigners compared to the summer high season. It will be a very local and authentic experience.

Apart from the Easter celebrations you will partake in Santorini’s wine and culinary culture, get exercise with scenic hikes and walks, and take a mule up the steps to the caldera. The weather in April is warm on a sunny day and cool in the evening --- never too hot or too cold --- just perfect spring temperatures.

Highlights
  • Midnight mass in Pyrgos, Santorini’s highest town
  • Good Friday Procession through the village streets
  • Decorating Easter eggs, Greek style
  • 9th century BC Dorian ruins at Ancient Thira
  • Customary egg cracking contest on Easter Sunday





Tour Details
Activities: Spiritual Journey
Dates: April 15 - 21, 2009
Prices
7 Days
1-4 guests
€ 2,360

5+ guests
€ 1,820

Single Supplement
€ 700$ 791
* Dollar prices are
calculated daily based on the
exchange rate. The exchange
rate today is: 1.1305
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip domestic airfare Athens-Santorini, Santorini-Athens
  • 6 nights in 4 star hotel (optional upgrades)
  • All breakfasts at accommodations
  • 2 lunches (Days 2, 6)
  • 4 dinners (Days 1, 4, 5, 7)
  • Vehicle with private driver
  • Boat ride to caldera and Thirasia
  • Greek Easter culinary class
  • Winery tour
  • Pre-tour information packet
  • Airport transfers
Exclusions
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
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