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Greek Easter in Santorini: the most enchanting scenery of the world

Walking through fields of white earth and old small houses, one reaches the traditional village, where the “Epitafios walk” is covered in true spiritual ambiance. The road is decorated with tined lamps forming a river of fire that trembles accompanied by chanting and the smell of spring flowers.
At the monastery of Prophet Elias, at the highest part of the island, on the night of the Resurrection, you will see the spectacular fireworks that lighten up the entire island. During the Holy week at Santorini, you will be filled with delicious flavors and unique spring fragrances. The bakeries are busy putting out the traditional assortments such as brioche, biscuits and other traditional sweet delicacies. The highlight of Santorinian Easter tradition is the coup served on the night of Resurrection. The ceremony to welcoming spring is completed with cocooning in the private pools on the cliff facing the Caldera and nightlife at Fira.

Top 5 must-do’s

1. Attend the all-night Cycladitic epitafios at the middle ages tower. The locals light up torches to light the path and the air is filled with amazing spring fragrances.

2. Attend the resurrection at the monastery of Prophet Ilias on the mountain of Pyrgos. It is situated on the highest part of the island and it is the best place to watch the fireworks which light up Santorini after midnight.

Easter in Santorini

3. Watch the first sunset of you vacation from the terrace of Saint Matrona at Finikia.

4. Walk the path that connects Imerovigli with Oia. The spring sweetens the rough look of Caldera filling it with wild flowers.

5. Make sure you buy from the local bakeries “melitinia” the traditional Easter dessert with white goat’s cheese and sugar.

Traditional Santorini "Melitinia"