Easter in Kassandra, Halkidiki: A Traveler’s Guide to Greek Traditions and Delights

With its azure waters, golden beaches, and rich cultural heritage, Kassandra beckons all of us to immerse ourselves in a tapestry of traditions and delights during the Easter season.

Embrace the Traditions

In Greece, Easter isn’t just about religion; it’s also about their rich culture. On Holy Saturday night, people go to midnight Mass. They celebrate Jesus rising from the dead with candles and beautiful singing. There’s a special moment called “Anastasi” when the priest says Jesus is alive again. Fireworks light up the sky, making it a joyful sight.

Feast on Culinary Delights

Indulge your taste buds in a variety of traditional dishes, from lamb roasted on a spit to aromatic tsoureki, a sweet bread adorned with red-dyed eggs symbolising rebirth. 

Join locals in feasting on magiritsa, a hearty soup made from lamb offal, herbs, and avgolemono (egg-lemon) sauce, traditionally consumed after midnight Mass to break the fast of Lent. And don’t forget to savour the delectable array of Greek pastries, including galaktoboureko and koulourakia, accompanied by a steaming cup of Greek coffee or a refreshing glass of ouzo.

Where to eat: Metoxi Restaurant in Kassandria & Thea Thalassa in Afitos

*Feel free to ask form our team for more suggestions

Explore the Natural Beauty

Lace up your hiking boots and traverse the rugged trails of the Halkidiki peninsula, where lush forests and panoramic vistas await at every turn. Dive into the crystalline waters of Aegean Sea and discover an underwater paradise teeming with marine life, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving adventures. Or simply bask in the Mediterranean sun on one of Kassandra’s pristine beaches.

Where to stay: Four Olives if you want luxury just for the 2 of you.

                       Who asked for a beachfront paradise?Amalthia is for you.

                       Big group of 9 persons?We got you ,check Blue Crab.

                       Want easy pool and beach access?Check Vanilla Pool apartment .

Find more options here 

Immerse Yourself in Local Life

Strike up a conversation with friendly villagers at the bustling markets, where colorful displays of fresh produce and artisanal crafts tempt your senses. Participate in traditional folk dances and music performances.And don’t be shy about joining in the spirited game of tsougrisma, where competitors try to crack each other’s red-dyed eggs for good luck and prosperity!

Easter in Kassandra, Halkidiki, is more than just a holiday; it’s an immersive experience that captures the essence of Greek culture, tradition, and hospitality. 

So pack your bags, open your heart, and embark on a journey of discovery and delight amidst the beauty of Kassandra this Easter season. 

Kalo Pascha! (Happy Easter!)