3 Destinations To Celebrate Easter In Greece

March 23, 2018
Easter in Greece is undoubtedly the most celebrated event of the year! Traveling to Greece during Easter is a great opportunity to experience real authenticity and local traditions on an off-the-beaten path vacation that will uncover some unknown aspects of Greek culture. Easter traditions in Greece have a direct connection with the Orthodox faith and include exciting celebrations, local customs, and delicious culinary dishes.

Experience a sequence of events that will take over your senses and stimulate your emotions. You’ll be mesmerized by the aromas of the delicious Easter bread called ‘tsoureki’ and moved by the candlelit procession on Good Friday when the traditional ‘epitafios’, a wooden bier intricately decorated with flowers, is carried in a streets procession, just about everywhere across the country. Then, at midnight on Holy Saturday you’ll find yourself in a sea of Easter candles and colorful firework displays as the locals cheerfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ. On Easter Sunday, dive in to one of the most delicious traditional Greek meals you’ve ever tried! Crack some red eggs for good luck, and maybe even participate in a traditional Greek dance or two!


Why Go
For its traditional villages, authentic Greek culture, and delicious local cuisine that make it one of Greece's top year-round destinations.

True Trips Recommended Hotel
: The Westin Resort - Costa Navarino
Using natural stone and local design elements, this luxurious family-friendly property has the feel of a village and provides several dining and shopping options, as well as an abundance of exciting children's activities. The highlight of this hotel is its serene location nestled in olive groves overlooking the sea, and truly impressive golf facilities.


Why Go
To experience the island’s beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, impressive medieval architecture, and interesting local customs.

True Trips Recommended Hotel
: Rhodos Park Suites and Spa Hotel 
Located in Rhodes Town, the Rhodos Park Suites and Spa Hotel provides exceptional views of the medieval city and archaeological sites of the area. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Rhodos Park offers personalized service, superb dining options, and luxurious facilities. The highlight of this hotel is the Galaxy Roof Lounge Bar that offers magical views of the Medieval Town and the Castle of the Knights.


Why GoTo experience the island’s distinct local traditions, its ancient Minoan civilization, its lively coastal towns, and world renowned delicious cuisine.

True Trips Recommended Hotel: Avli Lounge Apartments 
Located in Rethymno, the Avli is a boutique hotel that provides luxurious accommodation and unique style for your vacation in Crete. With its personalized service and true Cretan hospitality, the Avli Lounge Apartments will certainly charm all of its guests. The highlight of this hotel is its peaceful setting and delicious aromas from its acclaimed restaurant serving exquisite Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine.

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