The Easter celebrations begin early. Men gather round the spit to ‘supervise’, while the women are busy making salads and meze, setting the table with a bowl of crimson-dyed eggs. The festivities last until well after sunset, often with dancing as the full day of drinking wine and high spirits takes effect.
In Athens, there are plenty of restaurants where you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional Easter meal, whether a bowl of tripe soup after the midnight service or a full-blown Sunday lunch. Usually, the best way to find the right place is simply to follow your nose.
In 2019, Greek Easter falls on April 28. Carnival, Lent and Easter in Greece usually do not coincide with these moveable feasts in the Catholic and Anglican calendar.