Winter on Ithaca
2007 - 2008
The sights and the views around all the villages of Ithaca during Winter 2007 - 2008. Vathy Perahori Marathia Dexa Aetos Piso Aetos Hani Anoghi Lefki Stavros Kalivia Pilakata Exoghi Platrithia Ag. Sarantas Afales Lahos Frikes Raxi Kioni
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Good Friday 25 April - Above Left - Last night in Kioni, all the action was at Spavento Bar. Locals coming back to the island to spend Easter with their families and friends. Above Right - Headline - Exoghi extroverts dance in Kioni Main Street. Hey guys, the panighiri isn't til July.
Happy Easter to All

Good Friday 25 April 2008

Left - in Kioni has become one of the most attended Easter celebrations over the past few years. Click here or on photo left for more pics and a video of the night.


The Resurrection Saturday 26th April 2008

Below - Church bells rang out across the island, from village to village, people attended their local community church for the ritual Resurrection Liturgy which ends at midnight with candles lit by all the island to signify the resurrection of Christ. Everyone says Xristos Anestis (Christ has risen) and then goes home or out to eat. The Fast is over. Click here or on photo below for more pics and a videos of the Kioni Resurrection.
Everyone was worried that the Lamb on the Spit would end up in the oven today instead of on the outdoor rotisserie with weather forecasts casting a rainy and gloomy shadow over Easter Sunday traditions, but now at 9.50am, the skies are quite blue and the smell of Lamb on the spit is already wafting across Ithaki, as the heads of families flick the rotisserie switch to 'ON'. Check back later for some pics.
Easter Sunday 27 April 2008
Below - Ithaca awoke to a brilliant blue sky day for 2008 Easter Sunday. Music echoed over hill and dale and the aroma of lamb on the Spit wafted from Kioni to Vathy and every nook inbetween. Easter Sunday on Ithaca is probably the biggest holiday and celebration in Greece. People from all over the country return to their villages and islands to spend the day with their family and friends. It's a day of as much food as your stomach can hold, red dyed eggs, stories and enjoyment for the whole family, with a little local wine to help it all go down.
Click here or on photo Left for more pics and a 9.5 min video of Easter Sunday. If you were not here then this is probably the next best thing.
Tue 29 April - Below - Was anyone prepared for this? Stavros was closed in by bus tours from the mainland yesterday.
Wed 30 April - Thanks for joining us through the winter, but now it's time to say goodbye to the dramatic skies, the rain, the storms, the goats and the puddles. It's time for Summer Lodown, the 6th edition. Click here
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Click here for more Good Friday in Kioni. Click here for more CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS AND A VIDEO OF THE RESURRECTION LITURGY IN KIONI Click here for more pics