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Easter in Greece

Greek Easter on the island of Chios. Experience the Resurrection – the most important religious festival in Greece.

In spring in Greece besides of enjoying blooming meadows and sunny, bright and warm days, you can experience Greek Easter. Experience authentic Orthodox Easter in a very special place: On the island of Chios, with its own and very special Easter tradition. Celebrate with us the most important festival of the country, which fills the island with colours, scents, joy and hope.

Easter is very important in Greece – even Christmas is not as important as the memory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, the celebrations also differ in many ways from those in Germany. Explore the beautiful and inspiring traditions of the Greek Orthodox religion.

Greek Easter in combination with our hiking tours and further cultural offers on Chios and in Thessaloniki result in unforgettable very special holidays.

Highlights of Easter in Greece on the island Chios

  • In the evening of Maundy Thursday: participation in the common traditional coloring of the red eggs.
  • Good Friday evening: Participation in the great Orthodox Easter procession through the ancient streets of the medieval village of Mesta.
  • Easter Saturday: Visit of the Easter rockets in the village of Vrontados.
    Experience the impressive Ascension Day celebration in the evening of Easter Saturday with candles and fireworks. You will witness an Orthodox service on the village square, culminating in the burning of Judas at the stake in front of the church gates.
  • Easter Sunday: Experience the traditional Easter lamb barbecue with lots of joy, music and dance and enjoy the delicious food and Greek wine.

Further activites

  • 4 hikes
  • 1 bicycle tour
  • Agrotourism experience (cultivation of mastic)
  • Visit to UNESCO monuments
  • Visit to the Mastix Museum
  • 1 wine tasting on the island of Chios
  • 1 wine tasting in Thessaloniki

Travel duration: 10 days

Price: 1.540,00 €/ per person without flight

This price is only valid for a group of 8 to 16 persons.
(Less or more persons possible, please ask for details!)

The price includes:

  • All transfers on the island Chios and in Thessaloniki
  • 7 overnight stays on the island Chios in a holiday resort incl. breakfast
  • 2 nights in Thessaloniki in a 4* hotel incl. breakfast
  • 5 lunch packs
  • 3 lunches (fish, lamb, veal)
  • 9 δinner
  • 4 hikes on the island of Chios (not very difficult)
  • 1 bicycle tour on the island Chios (incl. bicycle & bicycle equipment)
  • Participation in an agrotourism experience (cultivation of mastic)
  • Entrance fees to UNESCO monuments
  • Entrance fees Mastix-Museum
  • 1 wine tasting on the island of Chios
  • 1 wine tasting in Thessaloniki including snack
  • Participation in traditional egg colouring
  • Participation in the Easter procession and the resurrection celebration
  • Hiking guide
  • German speaking companion
  • Hiking poles for the hikes
  • Souvenir gift
  • Candles for all processes

Not included in the price:

  • Air tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Private expenses