Posted on 09 March 2012 by Basil Boziotis
Easter is celebrated through out Greece, however the Islands have their own unique traditions passed down over the centuries. Traveling to the Greek Islands during Greek Easter is a wonderful experience; with mild climate, inexpensive hotel rates and small crowds this makes it a a great time to visit. Many from the mainland flee the big cities for the Greek Islands as well as to their villages in the Country side where the true essence of Easter can be experienced. “Greek Easter is also the time to reconnect with nature. Anyone with a country house — many Greeks hold on to the ancestral home for generations, and many more manage to build a country refuge — plants their gardens now” The Saronic Greek Islands are an easy hop from Athens and a great way to get a a taste of a Greek Island Easter Celeberation.
The word “Pascha”, Easter in Greek, stems from the Jewish “Pasah” which means “Passover”. Jewish people celebrated “Pasah” to commemorate their liberation from the Egyptians and the passage of the Red sea, while Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ the Saviour and the passage from death to life. The corresponding Greek word for “Pascha” is “Lambrí” (Brightness) because the day of the resurrection of Christ is a day full of joy and exhilaration.
Greece plays host to religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and centuries-old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. The faithful Christians all over Greece follow the Holy Week ritual. Let’s take a deeper insight into ancient-old rituals and traditions…Visit Here for an explanation of Greek Easter Holy Week
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Posted on 21 February 2012 by Basil Boziotis
Only a short ferry boat ride from Athens these spectacular Greek Islands are a skip away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Athens. They are situated a close distance from the port of Piraeus and are scattered between the prefecture of Attica and the eastern side of the Peloponnese.
The Saronic Islands: Angistri, Aegina, Poros, Salamina, Spetses, Hydra and the coastal area of Methana have a lot to offer to the visitors: natural beauty with remarkable landscapes, clean sandy beaches, unique archaeological sites, museums, manor houses, picturesque settlements and even small deserted islets to explore. They feature spectacular hotels both inexpensive and over the top to satisfy all budgets. Visits these Greek Islands via a highly recommended day trip from Athens which can bring you to the islands of Hydra, Aegina and Poros in half of a day.
Below are some links to the Saronic Greek Islands for you to check out.
Island of Poros
Island of Spetses
Island of Aegina
Island of Angistri
Island of Salamina
Posted on 27 December 2011 by Basil Boziotis
The Saronic Islands
The Saronic Gulf, which is the stretch of sea linking the shores of Attica to those of Peloponnese, contains another group of smaller islands: Salamis, Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.
These islands are accessible by fast and frequent service from Athens. The three top island choices here are Aegina, Hydra and Spetses. Aegina and best of all only a 45-minute hydrofoils ride from Piraeus. in Athens
From Aegina, 40 more minutes will take you to Hydra.
It’s another 40-minute hop to Spetses, which is much greener than it’s neighbors. For one day Cruise to Saronic Islands visit our Sightseeing and Tour Section
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