1 | The Ionian Philharmonic Bands
In the Ionian Islands, Easter is flooded with music. The Philharmonic bands give a special magical atmosphere in all days of Holy Week.
2 | The special customs of Holy Week
It is worth seeing the procession of the epitaph in the city of Lefkada on Good Friday: everyone passes through the market and the main square while the Philharmonic with its melodies uniquely complements the night.
From the early hours on Easter Saturday the atmosphere becomes celebratory. In the morning the Philharmonic enters the market street, playing marches - the signal for housewives to throw fragile clay pots from up high, making a terrific clatter as they smash, thus breaking the mourning of Holy Week or , according to others, killing Judas who betrayed Christ.
Special experience is also the feast of St. George in the homonymous monastery in Marantochori. After doxology, the procession of the icon takes place on horses, as a tribute to the horseman Saint George.
3 | Your photo "safari" in Western Lefkada
Nature at its best! Now is the right time to enjoy the beauties of the western side of the island and enjoy the countryside.
Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma beaches will not have many visitors yet, giving you the opportunity to take the best photos. Enjoy the unique scenery and if the weather allows, take the first bath of the year.
Moreover, in Lefkada, there are no fewer than 24 marked footpaths that traverse the island’s rich flora.
Too many to choose between, perhaps, so suggestions are the path through the verdant Dimosari Gorge, which ends at an impressive waterfall, and Melissa Gorge, dotted with wooden bridges and traditional watermills – the remnants of 64 such mills that once existed in the early 19th century.
+1 | The warm hospitality with the comforts of your home
For your stay, choose one of our 2 Villas in Athani - “Yades Villas”
In a green and blooming, spring landscape, you will get plenty of sun with your eyes lost in the blue of the Ionian Sea.
Make your reservation today and join us in celebrating this special time of year:
Tel.: (+30) 2645 033 160