Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens
Where: Throughout Athens
When: Good Friday 26th April – Easter Monday 29th April 2019
Why Go: To experience a Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens
While the islands and villages of Greece are known for their religious festivals during the period of resurrection, spending Greek Orthodox Easter in Athens is as memorable as it is spiritual. Athens is home to some of the most beautiful and historical churches in Greece and the city has its finest moments under candlelight for the traditional services during holy week.On Easter Saturday, in a ritual conducted for over 1,200 years, the ‘Holy Fire’ is lit at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. The light is then flown into Athens on a specially chartered flight and received by the Metohi tou Panagiou Tafou church in Plaka where candles are lit and then dispersed to churches throughout the Attica region in time for the start of resurrection services.
EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Where: Acropolis Museum
When: On now through 30 April 2019
Why Go: To get more out of your visit to the museum
The Acropolis Museum holds special events throughout the summer to enhance your experience of visiting the museum.
Free guided tours, musical interludes and important archaeological artefacts on display on a temporary basis.
EVENTS at the Stavros Niarchos Center
Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
When: Throughout April 2019
Why Go: Great for architecture buffs & outdoor activities suitable for solos, couples & families
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is one of the largest and newest developments that Athens has seen since it hosted the Olympic Games. It is a remarkable architectural feat pioneered by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and brought to life by the extraordinary vision of Italian architect Renzo Piano.