A space of thousand-year-old tradition, a land of diversity and wonder, Eastern Europe, in its geographical borders, is the cradle of culture and civilization as we know it today, and there’s no better time to experience its richness, than Easter. A Christian holiday par excellence, in this part of the world, Easter is still influenced by pagan ritual, which shape local traditions, and reveal the soul of each individual country in the area. Because every place is different and special, from now till May 5th, 2013, the date of the Orthodox Easter, Argophilia will introduce you to unique destinations that will make you fall in love with this holiday over and over again.
Aegean Blue Mykonos Easter
A true Easter destination, with its whitewashed churches, and Aegean blue waters, Mykonos is simply a must. This is when the island comes to life, getting ready for the Summer, celebrating the sun, its residents, and its guests. It’s an Orthodox environment, with solemn, yet somehow joyful, traditions, like you’ve never experienced before. Give yourself the Easter holiday of a lifetime, and spend the Holy Week at Villa Drakothea – a luxurious backdrop, ideal for a family escape, but also for a young couple, coming to Mykonos to bless a new union.
Villa Drakothea has a special promotion this season, owner and manager Antonis Ampatzis told Argophilia.
This year for Easter time, instead of the regular 4900 to 6000 euros per week for the whole villa (4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with very comfortable sleep facilities for 8 people) we offer the rate of 3900 euros for any week between March 30 to May 05 – excluding the week 10 to 17 April. The rate includes airport transfers, daily maid service and 24/7 concierge service while they stay with us.
However, if you are looking for budget accommodation, and yet excellent customer service, our choice would be Olia Hotel, not far from the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and 100 meters from the new port of Tourlos. With splendid marina views, this budget-friendly choice is nevertheless traditional, elegant and will give you everything you need to enjoy your stay on the island. Foodies will enjoy Kalita’s special Easter menu, which boasts creative Greek dishes that will amaze you.
We couldn’t miss Argo Hotel, not only because its name has the same root as Argo-philia, but also because it is ranked among the best bargain-hotels on the island. A typical Cycladic construction, as beautiful as any, the hotel is located 100 m from the beach of Platis Gialos, on the south side of Mykonos, 4 km from Chora.
Here, you dine at Avli Tou Thodori, the hotel’s restaurant, a beautiful courtyard with stunning views to the Aegean Sea. There’s nothing sophisticated about the place, but its simplicity. A paradox to some, true connoisseurs of Greek traditions will enjoy perfect union with the tastes and flavors of the island.
Regardless where you choose to stay, Mykonos will spoil you like a courtesan. Exotic and lush, unique in its beauty, this is a top Easter destination by Argophilia Travel News in 2013.