Easter at Skopelos Alonnisos with a sailing yacht
Island Easter at Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos
If you have never been in Greece during Easter time, it is now time to plan a holiday at Northern Sporades.
The holiday begins with ‘Holy Week’ and ends with Big Friday which is the most sacred day , Saturday where shortly before midnight, people gather in church holding white candles preparing for the Resurrection of Christ and Easter Sunday (Pasca), where lamb is prepared on the spit. There is a festive atmosphere everywhere and people eat and dance usually until late at the night. The Greek orthodox Easter festivities are definitely worth experiencing. It is a celebration that used to take place in ancient Greece as well but for welcoming spring, so what you are about to experience is a combination of ancient Greek and Orthodox traditions. Every place has it’s own festivities. The islands are carpeted with a profusion of wild flowers, the weather is mainly sunny and warm, with cool evenings. It is definitely worth chartering a yacht and experiencing Easter in Greece.
The boats that we use are offshore sailing vessels, professionally maintained in excellent condition. All the boats have three or more cabins, fully equipped galley (kitchen), WC with pressurized hot water, auxiliary engine, dinghy (tender) with outboard engine, Bimini top (tent for shade over the cockpit), all the necessary navigation and safety equipment (buy Greek law all touristic professional boats are required to have life rafts for all the passengers, VHF radio equipped with DSC system and a EPIRB, fire extinguishers and much more, not to mention very strict boat inspections to make sure every boat is safe).
- boat fees
- skipper fees
- cooking lpg
- water (not for drinking)
- marina and port fees*
- one set of clean sheets, pillowcase and bathroom towel per person
- dinghy outboard use
- food and beverages
- drinking water
- dinghy outboard gas
- skipper’s food and beverages
- other consumables as toilet paper, kitchen paper, coffee, sugar, etc.