Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year in Greece. 50 days of fasting are over, and bells toll out all over the land rejoicing in the resurrection of Christ. Red eggs are cracked, Easter bread is fresh from the oven and whole lambs and goats are roasted over open fires. Continue reading…
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CARNIVAL IN PATRA
One of the most popular celebrations each year in Greece and Cyprus is Carnival time. Locals don their “Carnival Hat”, and take part in parades and different traditional Carnival customs throughout the country. The largest Carnival parade in Greece is held in Patra, and in Cyprus, the seaside town of Limassol.
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Santorini is famous for its sunsets all over the world. Rainbow skies are not the exclusive privilege of the summer season. Winter in Santorini also surprises and delights local residents and chance visitors to the island.
LIVE MUSIC UNDER THE FULL MOON
Every summer Santorini is visited by musicians from Greece and abroad. There is nothing quite like going to a live happening under the full moon or on the Caldera. Most of the concerts feature popular Greek singers such as Anna Vissi, Alkinoos Ioannides and Vasilis Papaconstantinou
FRANCO’S – ONE OF SANTORINI’S BEST KEPT SECRETS
Franco’s Cafe in Pyrgos is one of Santorini’s best kept secrets. Located in the historical setting of an 18th century Venetian castle, the view from Franco’s is perhaps the best on the island.
A new addition on the list of “Things to do in Santorini”. First open to the public in 2012, the La Ponta Project undertook the restoration of a Venetian tower, and within its’ walls create a tribute to the culture and musical traditions of Greece.
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SANTORINI ON THE ROAD TO WORLD GASTRONOMY
Santorini goes one step further by proclaiming 2013 as the Year of Gastronomy on the island. An announcement was made during a special event by the Mayor of Thira, Mr. Anastasios Zorzos. The logo of the “Year of Gastronomy” is inspired by an 18th century vase recently discovered at Akrotiri.
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The world’s 21 best parkour and freerunning athletes met in Santorini on Saturday, September 29 2012, to compete at “Red Bull Art of Motion”, the world’s first and ultimate parkour competition. Continue reading…