Celebrate Orthodox Greek Easter on Kythnos with walking, religious events, foods, music

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(Photo above: Easter 2023 walkers on ancient city site Vryokastro viewing temple remains; Kythnos iconic Kolona beach behind; the later 2024 Easter is likely to be warmer.)

x Monday 29 April is start of our Easter tour
x Enjoy Lenten fasting food, then lamb delicacies
x Sunday sees live traditional music, dancing

As Lent starts, a period of wellness food arrives, and we look forward to the celebration of Christ arising again on Easter Day, the 5 May on the Orthodox calendar this year.

Kythnos Hiking (www.kythnoshiking.com) tour starting 29 April is guaranteed and includes Easter delights, such as Lenten dishes of beans, seafood, salad, rice and pasta.

The tour will spend its first days of guided walking on our traditional island routes to the 2500-year-old ancient city and the Kastro Orias remains of a Byzantine castle.

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   (Photo above: inside flower-decked Aghia Anna church in Dryopida, Easter 2023)

 

On Good Friday, we join the procession in Dryopida village where the community opens its front doors as the religious icons process before the service in the church.

For this tour, Saturday will be a rest day with optional walks. In the evening we attend the climactic service in Hora when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and Lent ends.

At midnight, we eat the mageiritsa soup of lamb offal. Vegetarian options will be available.

Sunday, we celebrate with a shortish walk before roast lamb off the spit accompanied by traditional music and dancing such as Kythnos's traditional ballo dance.

Monday ends with a short walk to the beautiful beach of Flambouria and professional wine-tasting in the Merichas port before the ferry back to the mainland.

For more information email info@kythnoshiking.com or phone Nigel Tutt (0030 693 7788 764).

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