The air is filled with the scent of honeysuckle and lilac. Yes, Greek Easter (Pascha) carries within it a certain magical quality that is associated with the first signs of spring, the deep religious feeling characteristic of the famous Greek writer Papadiamantis, and of course the ever vibrant spirit of the Greek people.
Easter in Athens
Athens, Greece provides many opportunities for you to have a good time and experience the unique atmosphere of Easter in Greece. You can stroll around and visit various exhibitions, buy gifts and Paschal candles, lose yourselves amidst the many shops specially decorated for these festive days or you can try some Lenten food (any food or sweets that do not contain meat, cheese, milk and eggs). All the formal religious events which take place in the churches of Athens provide a first-hand experience of the solemnity that is typical of the Greek Holy Week while, after the Paschal Vigil, almost every restaurant offers mageiritsa (a soup made of the lamb's internal organs: liver, heart, lungs and intestines with an egg-lemon sauce), red eggs and roast lamb.