Easter in Santorini

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Celebrating Good Friday at Pyrgos village in Santorini

If you wish to participate in a unique traditional celebration then in Pyrgos village in Santorini you will find the most impressive Good Friday procession in Greece. The story goes like this, on Good Friday’s night, after the deposition from the Cross begins the funeral procession of Jesus Christ at the alleys of Pyrgos village. It is at this point when hundreds of aluminum cans, stuffed with flammable materials, placed on the roofs and the walls of the Venetian castle are lighted up, creating an evocative and thrilling picture and a unique atmosphere at the village of Pyrgos. Whether you are standing in the middle of the village or just looking from a nearby spot, the spectacle of Good Friday in Pyrgos, Santorini is a one of kind celebration.

What do we suggest? Just visit Pyrgos Restaurant as it is the perfect spot for visitors to view and experience this deeply emotional and beautiful event. You also have to know that Pyrgos Restaurant prepares a special menu for the Good Friday and Easter visitors of the island; a menu that is full of spring and festive tastes that will bring you even closer to the Greek and local cuisine and the celebration of Easter in Pyrgos.