Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Starting my Paris plan for May
  2. 2 Madrid/Lisbon
  3. 3 Summer in Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
  4. 4 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  5. 5 Mantova, Ravenna, Ferrara fall 2017?
  6. 6 Trip Report Bedbugs in Paris.
  7. 7 Rome-Itinerary
  8. 8 No Periods in British Written English!
  9. 9 Walking itinerary in England?
  10. 10 Trump alleged to be "keen" for US to join Commonwealth
  11. 11 Where are the ALERT buttons for unreadable Asian-language messages?
  12. 12 Trip Report Not Gone From Memory Or From Love — The Western Front Revisited
  13. 13 2 weeks in Southern Ireland
  14. 14 Killarney
  15. 15 Seville- Ronda drive time
  16. 16 Ireland itinerary help please
  17. 17 Trip Report A few days in Naples - what a great city
  18. 18 Sabbatical in Tuscany
  19. 19 Italy bus or train
  20. 20 Best place in Italy for a tourist during Easter
  21. 21 Paperwork to Marry in Italy
  22. 22 Four Nights free after Monmouth, Wales & before London.
  23. 23 hiking itinerary UK two months
  24. 24 10 Days Trip Bath, Cotswolds, and London with a young boy
  25. 25 Greek fuel cost
View next 25 » Back to the top

What to expect on Greek Orthodox Easter

Jump to last reply

First trip to any of the Greek Islands and we're so excited about finally experiencing the beauty, the people and culture. I know cruising is not the best way to see Greece, but it'll give us a good overview and we'll know where we would want to return for a longer stay. We will be on a cruise arriving in Santorini on Friday, May 3, and Athens May 5-6.

I've been reading what I can find about how the holiday will affect the city and what sights will be open, transportation issues, and generally just more people about, but most of the information is several years old. Can someone tell me what to expect on the days we are in ports during the holiday week? As I understand it, most historical attractions will be closed both on Easter Sunday and Monday in Athens. Transportation is limited. Is that also true of Good Friday in Santorini?

Also, we would love to attend an Easter Service and celebrations afterwards, but also want to be respectful of the Greek people. Would we be welcomed at a church service, is there a church that would be more open to visitors? Are there general festivities open to the public such as the roasting of the lamb, local observances or festivals that we could attend?

We're thinking that we'll just go into the city and enjoy the experience of being in Greece, but would appreciate any suggestions of events or walks that you might offer.

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement