Easter in Amorgos Island

 

Easter season in Amorgos Island is a special occasion and unique experience for all visitors and residents too.

pasxaDuring the “Holy Week” as it calls in Greece for all Orthodox, housewives are cleaning their houses and paint them white, the traditional Cyclades color. As the custom is they knead bread and decorate them with red eggs. During “Holy Friday” they offer bread, olives and fasting sweets.

The same day, street is groomed by flowers and herbs and during the night as epitaph passes by the smell is gorgeous.

The Easter Day (Sunday) group of people is gathering together walk up to the Monastery of Virgin Mary’s Hozoviotissas where they take a copy of the original holy icon. Till next Sunday the icon goes around to all villages, to all churches and then back to the monastery again.

The traditional food of Easter Day is stuffed goat which is baked in a traditional oven.

 

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Aquapetra hotel has a variety of rooms, each one with its own personality and character.
All rooms are designed according to Cyclades traditional constructing style offering to visitors an absolute comfort sense and unforgettable hospitality.

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