On Good Friday, head to Agios Georgios atop Lycabettus Hill for the candle-lit epitafios procession. As the candlelit vigil snakes down the hill, you can also spot the processions taking place around each of the city’s parishes.
The ‘Holy Light’ from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is received at its dependency in Plaka (Metohi tou Panagiou Tafou) from where it is sent to churches across Greece.
The poignancy of Orthodox Holy Week is captured in its hymns. Experience the moving services at Agia Irini with its Byzantine choir, culminating with the Anastasi service at midnight, symbolising the resurrection of Christ. On Holy Saturday morning, Agia Sotira has a beautiful service accompanied by the church organ.