Eastern in Corfu island, Greece, why and when to visit
Easter customs in Corfu.
On the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, which is said to have been blessed by mother nature herself, Holy Week ceremonies begin on Palm Sunday. Once you experience the breath-taking beauty of its countryside, the uniques, and stunning beaches, you can never forget, you will never forget. Corfu island is perfect as it appears. One of the better-known islands in Greece is covered with olive and cypress trees, beautiful shores, filled with warm and welcoming culture. One of the best season holidays to visit Corfu island is the Eastern, no matter the religious thing and what you believe, it doesn’t matter. Corfu and Corfiot people have their way to welcome all guests, no matter where are they from or what is their religion. There is something for everyone on this island.
According to Greek mythology, Corfu was the green island of the Phaeacians, the last people and place Odysseus visited before he reached Ithaca
Corfu is known for its Italian–style ambiance its cosmopolitan Venetian character will impress you any time of the year. It ranks high among the popular and beautiful Mediterranean Sea islands, as it can boast a luxuriant countryside and impressive sights.
When to visit Corfu?
If you thought that the summer period is the only right time for you to visit the Greek islands … it’s high time you reconsidered. Corfu with it’s the temperate climate, lush vegetation, beautiful mountains, and breathtaking beaches will provide the perfect surroundings for your next holidays, no matter when, you will feel the spirit of a distant glorious past, where the Venetians, the French, and the British used to live. Corfu (Kerkyra), unlike the rest of Greece, never fell under the Ottoman oppression. Due to the successive dominations of the Venetians, the French and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western rather than the Levantine world.
It was in Corfu, the first Greek University (the Ionian Academy), the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the First School of Fine Arts were founded.
According to travel.usnews.com, the best time to visit Corfu island, are April, to May, and September to November. Although there is never really a bad season in the Mediterranean. Even though we don’t agree with, April and May, as we believe you can visit any time our island, April starts the Eastern in Corfu, and for sure it’s one of the best times to visit our island. April, bringing thousands of visitors each year to the island gains in momentum for 10 days!
Eastern 2020 Corfu.
The Eastern for 2020 in Corfu island, it is on Sunday, April 19. So you need to start packing :). You can always visit our app, and search for a hotels in Corfu, just click here and you will get redirected to the Hotels page, in case that you can’t find any house since eastern Corfu island is very busy.
Great Monday and Tuesday Eastern in Corfu.
Events starting to take place before the Great Week (Megali Evdomada), But from Great Monday, and Great Tuesday officially the Municipality and local music bands (philarmonikes) starting with amazing shows into the Corfu town center, but not only. The events during the Eastern, happening also in almost every village, and it is recommended to hire a car when visiting Corfu, every village, some of them with their own official music bands, taking the streets, and play amazing music (emvatiria). Everywhere you’ll go, you will see happy faces, locals, tourists, people that visiting from all over Greece the island, people that live in another country and their coming to visits their families. Family dinners, people out drinking and enjoy the valuable sun, which slowly from that season starting every day to become more powerful and visible.
The ideal to visit the island, and come for Eastern in Corfu is 7-8 days before, that way, you will be able to see most of the events that taking place during the Eastern, and for sure when it’s time to come back in your house, you will have the smell, the sensation and the feeling of this amazing island, definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.
Great Wednesday Eastern Corfu island Greece
During the Great Wednesday at all churches, the Unctions are sung, and the Municipal Choir gives its own color and tone with a concert of church music at the Municipal Theatre. These are just some of the events that taking place, you can always contact us, and you can learn more about local events and what’s going on on the island every hour.
Holy Thursday Corfu island, Eastern in Corfu Guide
Holy Thursday is the day in which the red eggs are painted and the Twelve Gospel readings are made in all churches, but in the Roman Catholic cathedral (the “Duomo” of the Town Hall Square), something unique takes place, there are twelve lit candles and each one is erased at the end of every reading.
Despite the difference in the calendar, in Corfu, the Catholic Church participates in all events of the Orthodox Church and celebrates together, isn’t that amazing? As we already wrote, our island welcomes everyone.
Let’s enjoy the rest of the Holy Week and Eastern in Corfu island with some pictures (as 1000 words!)
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