Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens

30 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
Athens, Greece

Experience the religious significance and community festivities that take place across Athens to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.

  • When? 30th March - 1st April 2018 (Easter weekend)
  • Where? Various locations across Athens, Greece
  • Price: Free

If you get more excited about Easter than a bunny with a basket then you need to head to Greece in April. Celebrated a few weeks after western Easter, the Greek Orthodox version is, for want of a better word, massive. And nowhere more so than Greece's capital, Athens which sees the city come alive with religious festivities, parades and celebrations. 

Across the weekend expect to come across different processions throughout the city, which are associated with different churches. Some of most beautiful are Agios Georgios on Lycabettus, which hosts its own fireworks show and Panagia in Kapnikarea, which is home to wonderful wall murals - this church is also adjacent to Ermou Street one of the city's busiest meeting points, complete with cafes, shops and bars. Although plenty of Athenians go on pilgrimages around Easter there still remains a sense of community thanks to the sheer scale of the events. 

Thanks to its capital city status, Athens is also home to some of the tastiest Greek hotspots to sample traditional Easter feasts. Make sure you save room for chocolate and sweet treats afterwards, koulourakia (sugary biscuits) are especially popular at this time of year. After all, you wouldn't want to let the Easter bunny down.

  • Get there: Get around using the metro or the bus.
  • Stay: Book accommodation around the Monastiraki area.

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