Easter at Anema Residence

Easter is the most sacred observance in the Greek Orthodox faith. Preparations and customs remain some of the most traditional in modern Greek life.

The holiest day of Holy Week is Good Friday. It is a day of mourning, not of work (including cooking). It is also the only day during the year when the Divine Liturgy is not read.
If you wish to participate in a unique traditional celebration then in Pyrgos village in Santorini you will find the most impressive Good Friday procession in Greece. The story goes like this, on Good Friday’s night, after the deposition from the Cross begins the funeral procession of Jesus Christ at the alleys of Pyrgos village. It is at this point when hundreds of aluminum cans, stuffed with flammable materials, placed on the roofs and the walls of the Venetian castle are lighted up, creating an evocative and thrilling picture and a unique atmosphere at the village of Pyrgos. Whether you are standing in the middle of the village or just looking from a nearby spot, the spectacle of Good Friday in Pyrgos, Santorini is a one of kind celebration.
Preparations for Easter come to a climax toward the end of Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and Easter. While there are many customs associated with Easter, there are several differences depending on the area.

The first meal of the day is eaten after the midnight church service of the Resurrection, to break the 40-day fast that has led up to this most joyous of celebrations (see the menu for the midnight meal). After a too-brief night's sleep, the day beings in earnest!
Traditional foods of the day are lamb or kid, red eggs, and Tsoureki Paschalino (sweet Easter dessert bread) accompanied with wine and traditional dancing.

3 nights accommodation
Free arrival and departure transfers
A bottle of Santorinian wine upon arrival
Complimentary car rental (Hyundai Atos or similar manual car, with 3rd party insurance)
Traditional Easter gift in your room, on Saturday
Special easter Sunday breakfast
Greek festive barbeque lunch on Sunday, with local wine