Celebrate the Greek Pascha and Sail the Ionian Islands!
This year MG Yachts offers to our partners and clients the unique opportunity to celebrate the traditional Greek Easter (Pascha) like a local!
Charter your yacht from our fleet for the week April 23-30,2022 and combine your sailing vacations with the celebration of Greek Easter!
WHAT WE OFFER:
Discounts up to 40%for all of our fleet in Lefkas. Free of charge transfer from Athens (ATH) or Aktion (PVK) airport to Lefkas or Paleros vice versa.
Holy Saturday (Megalo Savvato)- Jesus Christ’s Resurrection celebration and dinnerwith Greek traditional recipes like Magiritsa, the Greek Easter egg crackling tradition and Traditional Greek folk music!
Easter Sunday Celebration lunch– The Traditional Spit-Roasted Lambof Greek Easter as well as other meat-based recipes, Greek Easter treats, like ‘kokoretsi’ and plenty of local wine combined of course with Traditional Greek folk music!
Easter – or 'Pascha' in Greek – is the greatest celebration of the Eastern Orthodox Church, honored by various customs and religious ceremonies, while at the same time, it is the most cherished family time for Greeks. If you plan on being in Greece during Easter, consider yourself lucky; Easter in Greece is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime!
April 23, 2022
Free Transfer to Lefkas and embarkation to the yachts.
We offer to our clients free transfer from Athens airport (ATH) or Aktion airport (PVK) with minivan or bus.
Holy Saturday - Jesus Christ’s Resurrection
The mass on Holy Saturday night is a truly unique experience.
It’s the one and only religious ritual that the vast majority of Greeks attend. The peak of the night is around midnight when the hymns that are being sung get soft like whispers and everyone gets ready for the glorious moment ahead, Jesus Christ’s resurrection! The atmosphere becomes really festive and the sky is lit with fireworks.
The Greek Easter egg cracking tradition, where each person picks an egg and clinks it against the egg of someone else and afterwards, the traditional dinner of ‘Mageiritsa’ -a Greek Easter soup made of lamb intestines and lettuce- is served!
April 24, 2022
Easter Sunday – The Traditional Spit-Roasted Lamb of Greek Easter (Pascha)
Easter Sunday is the main reason why people believe that Easter is all about family. The fast is over, so grilled lamb, as well as other meat-based recipes and Greek Easter treats, like ‘kokoretsi’, a dish consisting of lamb or goat intestines wrapped around seasoned offal, including sweetbreads, hearts, lungs, or kidneys, and typically grilled, are definitely on the menu.
Traditional Greek folk music can be heard everywhere throughout Greece and people indulge in lots of food while drinking and dancing the day away.
April 25, 2022
Explore the Ionian Islands with a sailing yacht or a catamaran!
25 April - Embarkation from Lefkas to Kalamos [20nm]
26 April - Embarkation from Kalamos to Ithaca (Frikes) [16nm]
27 April - Embarkation from Ithaca to Kefalonia (Fiskardo) [10nm]
28 April - Embarkation from Kefalonia to Meganisi/Skorpios [8nm]
29 April - Embarkation from Meganisi to Lefkas [12nm]
April 30, 2022
Disembarkation and free transfer to Aktion (PVK) or Athens airport (ATH)
With so many fun and yummy traditions, spending Easter in Greece is a must-add to everybody’s bucket-list. So, book your sailing yacht to cross this truly unique experience off your bucket-list.