Magical Easter in Santorini
Easter preparations during the Holy Week make the perfect period to visit Santorini. Easter is an important celebration in Greece all around, and especially in the islands, where all the customs revive. The locals begin to white-wash their houses and the churches so as to welcome the guests. During Easter you can taste some seasonal delicacies, like tsourekia [they are similar to brioche] and melitinia [sweet local pastries with cheese].

If you decide to arrive to the island one week prior, you can celebrate Saturday of Lazarus in Megalochori, located just 20 minutes away from Dome Santorini Resort. A huge cross is set in the main square with decorative flowers.
During Holy Week there are many things you can engage into. Just before Holy Saturday night, Holy Friday is also of great importance. You can visit any picturesque village of the island. The locals prepare the epitaph and then it passes along the small streets of Santorini. If you spend Holy Friday in Pyrgos village, you will see the small lamps and candles spread all over the village.

If you prefer to spend in Oia, in the church of Panagia Platsani, you may visit the church on Holy Saturday night. Many people gather early with candles in their hands, waiting for the Holy Light to arrive. Once the clock strikes midnight, the priests will declare the Resurrection of Christ. The bells are ringing and many fireworks explode in the quiet, dark sky. People are passing the Holy Light from one to another, kissing and exchanging wishes.

The next day, Holy Sunday of Easter all around the island there will be barbecued lamb and many other delicacies that you can enjoy. All and all spending Easter in Santorini will be a lifetime experience to remember. And if you are brave enough, you may even take a dive in one of the amazing beaches of the island!
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