Greece for Easter and St George's Day.

Discussion in 'Greece Turkey' started by tony_g, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. tony_g

    tony_g Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    Nuneaton. Only when I have to.
    Ratings:
    +388
    Is anyone off to Greece in April in time for Greek Orthodox Easter? St Georges Day celebrations will be delayed until Easter Monday because April 23rd falls before Easter, so it should be a good weekend for festivals and processions, I am hoping.
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  2. worky

    worky Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    worcester
    Ratings:
    +84
    hya - yes we've got ferry booked Ancona/Patras for the 17th April
    cheers

    Clyde
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  3. tony_g

    tony_g Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    Nuneaton. Only when I have to.
    Ratings:
    +388
    Ah..we're four days behind you! :D
     
  4. The Dudess

    The Dudess Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    4,625
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Ratings:
    +6,211
    We'll be there in Crete. Got ferry booked Ancona -> Igoumenitsa 10/4, and Pireaus -> Heraklion on 12/4.

    upload_2019-2-28_9-53-39.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 2
  5. pjay

    pjay Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    283
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +447
    Unfortunately no Greece for us this year but hope you all have a great time.

    I can smell that lamb on the spit as we speak. :)

    Pete
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  6. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,247
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +37,600
    Very envious of all of you. We'd love to go to the Greek islands in Pug.
    We just don't have the time yet. We've decided to wait till we can do longer than 3 weeks.
    Please post plenty pictures of your adventures, then we can be there vicariously.
     
  7. worky

    worky Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    worcester
    Ratings:
    +84
    hya - well you never know might come across us somewhere, we'll be in a 2008 Starburst. Happy travels.
    cheers

    Clyde
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  8. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    11,499
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Ratings:
    +37,526
    Am I missing something ? Easter is 19th April= Good friday ?
    22nd April for the UK , is Easter monday
     
  9. worky

    worky Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    worcester
    Ratings:
    +84
    hya - yes !!! :) Greek Orthodox Easter is later than UK - 26th Good Friday 28th/29th Easter Sunday/Monday
    cheers

    Clyde
     
  10. Offagain

    Offagain Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Messages:
    298
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire, Greece and everywhere in between
    Ratings:
    +10,023
    @gus-lopez

    https://publicholidays.gr/easter/

    Orthodox Easter is considered to be one of the most important holiday on the Greek calendar. Commemorating not only the crucifixion and resurrection, Easter is considered to mark the passing of winter to spring.

    Year Date Day Holiday
    2019 26 Apr Fri Orthodox Good Friday
    28 Apr Sun Orthodox Easter Sunday
    29 Apr Mon Orthodox Easter Monday
     
  11. Richard Birkett

    Richard Birkett Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +345
    We’re booked on the Venice to Patras ferry on the 3rd of April. Hoping to spend a couple of months exploring the Peloponnese and mainland. Anyone have any recommendations for the mainland? I am also trying to find a church full of Christian relics that we stumbled across many years ago when we were on the Peloponnese. Does anyone know where it is? (The church not the island).
    Richard
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  12. The Dudess

    The Dudess Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    4,625
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Ratings:
    +6,211
    We like Stoupa very much. This is a nice campsite and perfectly situated for Stoupa's beaches and village.
    http://www.campingkalogria.gr/
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  13. nicholsong

    nicholsong Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,225
    Location:
    SW London, Poland and all Europe
    Ratings:
    +4,701
    Having had a boat in Greece for 30 years I now miss the country and we do not have long enough on each trip with the MH to make it worth going so far.

    My best memory of a Greek Easter was when we were moored right outside the taverna in a small harbour called Vathy on the west side of Methana peninsula. They had put out extra tables on the quay and my crewmate and I shared one with a nice English couple off the next boat who live in Athens.

    The sun shone, the wine flowed, the lamb was excellent and the view across the little harbour to the fishermens' cottages surrounded by Bouganvillia was idyllic.

    A blissful day.

    Geoff
     
    • Love it Love it x 2
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  14. PhilandMena

    PhilandMena Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    5,210
    Location:
    Corby, Northants
    Ratings:
    +9,433
    We're planning on going April 2020 so will follow this threaď with interest. Safe Travels
     
  15. Offagain

    Offagain Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Messages:
    298
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire, Greece and everywhere in between
    Ratings:
    +10,023
    I'd forgotten about Greek Easter being late and booked flights back to the boat in Preveza on 28th April months ago:doh:.
    We may go in the MH instead but it depends on the outcome of Br***t, and how many days we're allowed out of the U.K.
    @nicholsong I'm pretty sure we've been there! It's tiny and very pretty. We spent a couple of nights there a couple of years ago then went to Aegina where we were storm bound for six days before we went through the canal.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. Tykatem

    Tykatem Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    754
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +6,627
    Year before last we spent a month driving through Greece in the motorhome, mostly staying alongside beaches or on small marinas. We did however spoil ourselves and stayed a few nights at https://www.gythiocamping.gr/en/ which is an ACSI site and is a great area to look around. We'll be there again for a few days this June. :gum:

    Pete
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  17. The Dudess

    The Dudess Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    4,625
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    Ratings:
    +6,211
    On our list now for a stay in June. Thanks.
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  18. tony_g

    tony_g Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    Nuneaton. Only when I have to.
    Ratings:
    +388
    We'll look out for you. We're in an Exsis. :)
     
    • Nice One! Nice One! x 1
  19. SOOZANDIAN

    SOOZANDIAN Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    ABERDEEN
    Ratings:
    +3
    We are heading to Greece also for April & plan to be exploring for a couple of months. Never been to Greece before, so grateful for the info .
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  20. robnchris

    robnchris Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,772
    Location:
    Chester
    Ratings:
    +4,308

    Hi Geoff,

    Like yourselves we sailed around the Greek Islands for many years, Vathi is a beautiful small harbour to put into, well protected with some excellent tavernas and lovely walks.
    Did you by any chance own a Nicholson? lovely boats.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice