If you want to know how to really celebrate Easter, go to Kefalonia. It is possibly one of the most significant periods in their annual calendar. Every year Easter is observed with copious amounts of tradition, passion, reverence, and eventual jubilant festivities. This year the date for Easter Sunday falls on 1st May 2016.
What is bigger than Christmas? Well in Crete, it is certainly Easter. Filled with far more passion and fervour, it is a tradition unbroken through generations of families of this island. Each year Easter Sunday will fall on a different date, for 2016 Easter Sunday will be the 1st May.
With the weather definitely on the grim side and the prospect of eating turkey sandwiches for at least a week, who can blame the 3.5 Britons who head abroad to sunnier climes for Christmas and New Year?
With the intense heat beginning to subside and the crowds of tourists significantly thinning out, the autumn is the perfect time to go on a walking holiday. But where do you go? In a word ‘Skopelos’. Working your way round this beautiful island on foot is the perfect way to become acquainted with Skopelos’ unique
“Getting into the Paleochora groove is the greatest sensation – certainly in all Crete – some say in all Greece,” Nancy Snipper, travel writer. Not enough for you? Here’s why you must visit Paleochora. Paleochora is a beautiful small town in the south west of island of Crete, which sits on its own peninsula jutting
Snakes! You either love them or you are frightened to death by them. On the Greek island of Kefalonia they say that snakes have appeared for centuries at the Church of the Virgin in Markopoulo. Not just a few snakes but hundreds of them. The story goes that the snakes which visited the church were
Calling all wine lovers… And nope, it’s not to France, Italy or Spain, the internationally-renowned European wine hotspots, it’s to Greece believe it or not. The first week of July will see the city of Rethymno host its yearly wine festival. This colourful, joyous and popular event will include music, dancing, laughter and of course
While Easter celebrations can be somewhat similar around the world, Easter time on Crete and indeed on the whole of mainland Greece, is significantly different from other Western European nations. This is mainly due to the fact the Greeks use a modified version of the Julian calender instead of the Gregorian calender. In 2014 Easter
If you are on the island of Crete on August 15 this year then be prepared for a long night as the island celebrates the assumption of the Holy Mary. The partying usually begins the night before and carries on right until the early hours of the following night. Similar to how every town and
It has to be said that with high levels of unemployment, high costs of living and an inability to get on the property ladder, it is often younger generations that tend to suffer the most in an economic crisis. Any move to lift the spirits of youths and encourage them, therefore has to be considered