Greek islands celebrate the Spring

Greek islands celebrate the Spring

"divine PASSION holy week islands SPRING resurrection litany majestic liturgies ethereal LIGHT epitaph wild flowers FAITH customs traditions Byzantine psalms candlelight Virgin Mary silent grief monasteries LOVE fireworks march philharmonic bands religion MUSIC fasting NATURE sweet aromas processions LIFE Jesus Christ tears RED gold purple awe wine SEA April Mary Magdalene repentance Easter celebrations emotional uplift REBIRTH"

we think as we find ourselves in Greece during Eastertime
we cherish after experiencing the customs of Holy Week in Greece
we discover when we look deep in our souls

We experience in Greece. Together.

The Visit Greece web team

Colours and Aromas of Spring in the Garden of Music

Colours and Aromas of Spring in the Garden of MusicIn Corfu, Holy Week celebrations are adorned with beautiful flowers, and “spiced” with fine aromas. Here you can truly experience the rebirth of the Earth in an awe-inspiring atmosphere. Participate in all the religious ceremonies, enjoy the colourful sight of the numerous bands as they fill the streets, and rejoice under the bright sun that sparkles over the Ionian Sea as you listen to the divine melodies of Chopin and Verdi. Pure magic, isn’t it?

A mastic-scented island with fascinating history

A mastic-scented island with fascinating historyMuch as Chios is famous for its mastic, it is not the only “magic” one can find on this island. Alongside its rich history starting from the Neolithic Age and including adventures with Genoese pirates and the Turks during the Greek Revolution, Chios also claims to be the birthplace of Homer. It was certainly the birthplace of eminent Greek politicians and writers such as Adamantios Korais, Emmanouil Roidis and Alexandre Mavrokordatos.

Seeking the majesty of the divine in Greece

Seeking the majesty of the divine in Greece.People have always travelled in search of places where they feel closer to God. Greece is home to magnificent Byzantine churches, countless rural churches, monasteries and places of holy pilgrimage. Each of them invites visitors to see them and witness for themselves the expression of Man’s awe of the divine. Here, monuments testify to Humanity’s quest for the Divine Light and to Man’s sense of bliss on discovering his own soul.


Aghios Ioannis Theologos MonasterySpecial feature: Explore the Cave where St. John wrote the Apocalypse, and the Monastery built in his honour.

This month our professional tourist guides take us on an inspirational journey to the holy sites of the island of Patmos. Together we’ll discover the place where St. John heard the voice of God.

On Easter Sunday a gastronomic marathon takes place

On Easter Sunday a gastronomic marathon takes placeEaster: the greatest festival for Christians in Greece that binds together religion and nature. The countryside in blossom is the ideal location for people to get together and enjoy themselves as they savour the taste of traditional Easter foods in the peaceful springtime warmth. This is the atmosphere which entices Greeks away from their cities and back to their traditions and families in their home towns or where their mothers and fathers grew up.

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