DISCOVER THE SOUL OF MYKONOS IN ITS MOST INTIMATE OF TIMES.
Easter, also known as ‘Pascha’ in Greek, is one of the most important events in the Orthodox Christian world. On the 24th of April, the country unites to celebrate generations of religious heritage. From Athens to Thessaloniki, from Corfu to Mykonos, the spirit of culture, community and creed flows throughout the land, intertwined with a sensory explosion of ritual, revelry and rich local cuisine.
Here in Mykonos, Easter arises with an arcane charm. All around the island, villages awaken from the quiet of winter to celebrate life, renewal and togetherness. A time of true intimacy, Easter represents the island’s final moments of seclusion before opening to the world for summertime.
Consequently, Easter is a singularly unique period to travel to Mykonos. At no other time is the island so awash with authenticity, color and cosmopolitanism, a true testament to the enduring Mykonian spirit. Chiming church bells ring down the hillsides, the ‘plateias’ hum with chatter, and friends, families and familiars come together to celebrate – reunited under the warm light of the springtime Sun.
To travel to Mykonos for Easter is to truly enmesh yourself with the cultural heritage of the island. With so much to see, so much to do, it’s important to anchor yourself in the authentic ways of true Mykonians. That’s why we’ve created the Kalesma Mykonos Guide to Greek Easter – a pathway to discovering the best of the island at its best.