Cycladia wishes you a happy, sunny and hopeful Easter!
Easter in Greece is celebrated with deeply rooted customs and traditions. From the beginning of the Passion Week to the feast of Easter Sunday we have followed the festivities, the local recipes and cultural norms taking place throughout the country during this season.
Connecting the azure sea with the highest mountains, the sounds of the suburbs to the silence of the country side, a train journey through the lands of Greece is the ultimate choice for an escape in history, tradition and the blessings of nature itself.
Once upon a time there was a land, blessed with the gifts of nature, springs, streams, rivers and sea, lush forests, imposing mountains and fertile valleys; a land waking from its long history and the struggles of its past…
Greece is the land of ancient Gods, the land where the Sun had been worshipped as in no other place. Greece is the country where one can definitely find the ultimate destination for their relaxation and contemplation.
From the sunny days to the misty fall, the winter chill and blooming spring the year goes round, around the 12 months destined for travels, travels to the 12 islands of the Dodecanese.
Anchored on its philosophy of genuine hospitality and signature high quality service, the Grace luxury boutique hotel group adds some of its intriguing spice to the lands of Greece by offering an infinite palette of gastronomic pleasures to the wondrous islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Kea, all seasoned with grace.
From the era of the Minoans and the Myceneans, Tsikoudia has been a major component of the Greek diet as a favourite drink accompanying all meals. Strong as the culture, the history and heritage of the Cretans, tsikoudia has become a synonym for the Cretan spirit, the firewater keeping the spirit alive.
From the sun kissed fields of the Greek land to the heartwarming embrace of a Greek home, fruit is harvested when firm, handled with care and made into spoon sweets that are served to guests as a gesture of hospitality.
From the land of Crete in 2700 B.C. and all the way to Austria, saffron was brought back to its homeland and the town of Kozani by the Greek Macedonian traders almost 300 years ago.
Honey has been valued by the Greeks for more than 3000 years; it was the main source of nutrition for the immortal Olympian Gods and the heavenly gift offered by Zeus for the rebirth of the mortals. Whereas honeybees come from far lands there is something in Greek honey that cannot be matched…its essence…the godly spirit of Ambrosia.
Dating back to the 8th century B.C., feta cheese is even cited in Homer’s Odyssey, following the journey of Odysseus all the way to the table of ancient Greeks.
Follow the path of a legend; seek your trail through the glistening lakes, the blue lagoons and the winding rivers of Corinth as if you have been destined to find the Nemean Lion or the Stymphalian birds from the labours of Hercules in Lake Stymphalia.
In a corner of paradise, where the sea whispers endearments to the dazzling shore, prepare to enter the heavenly state of tranquillity. Prepare to land at the Eagles Palace luxury resort and spa, in the depths of Halkidiki, where wonders are no longer out of reach.
From the mystique aura of Mount Athos to the intriguing seascape of Lesvos Island, Ouzo has been blessed with the divine scents of the Greek land.