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Greek Easter’s Holy Saturday at the ”Traditional Village” of Kato Karouzanos!!

Tour Details

Greek Easter – Traditional Village – Holy Saturday – Kato Karouzanos

Date: April 18th

Pascha, as Easter is called in Greece, is the principal feast of the Orthodox Church. In Crete, as in the rest of Greece, it is a very festive occasion. For the foreign visitor it is a completely new experience.

On Holy Saturday night the lights in the church are turned off and them the priest appears at the Royal Door and gives the holy light to the faithful who are holding white candles.

The people take the holy light to their houses and make a cross on the top of their house doors.

A little before midnight the priests, carrying the Icon of resurrection, with the people go from the church of the Aghia Pelaghia to the central square where the service of resurrection takes place.

Everyone expresses their happiness by exchanging the Kiss of Love and greetings such as ¨Christ is risen¨ and Truly He is risen¨

For the above special event in Greece we are pleased to inform you that we have organized for you the following:



 19:30 – 20:00  Arrival of the guests at the ΄΄Traditional Village΄΄.

  • Welcome at the entrance of the village.
  • Taking of memorial photos.
  • Taste of raki (local spirit) as it is produced direct from the distillery.
  • Tour of the guests in the special formed places of the village where they can see several exhibits but also to take part in the different events.

20:00  Start of the Greek night show and service of meal, including unlimited free wine

22:45  End of the program.

23:00  The guests are guided to the village church. Outside of the church they are supplied by us with Easter candles, Cretan Easter sweets (Kalitsounia/tsourekakia) and red eggs.

24:00  A big celebration starts with the real burning of Judas, lots of fireworks by the local people and the cracking of the eggs.

24:30  Departure of the coaches.


✔️ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Kokkini Hani till Malia area is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us)

✔️ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✔️ Cretan Folklore show

✔️ Easter  dinner

✔️ Unlimited local wine

✔️ Visit of the church

✔️ Candles

✔️ Cretan sweets (kalitsounia and tsourekakia)

✔️ Red eggs

Not Included:

✖️ Pick-up from Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Heraklion city with extra charge (4.00 per adult / 2.00 per child) – Please inform us should you wish a pick-up from these areas

✖️ Personal expenses

Remember to bring‼️ Comfortable Shoes, Camera


Infants up to 4 years old, free of charge

Children from 5 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate

⛔ Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation  fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees

Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.

Greek Easter – Traditional Village – Holy Saturday – Kato Karouzanos

Why to choose this package!

  • Experience a traditional Holy Saturday night
  • Taste of raki as it is produced direct from the distillery
  • Tour in the special formed places of the vilalge
  • Greek night show
  • Celebration with the real burning of Judas

Additional Info

  • Duration : 🌞 Half Day
  • Price from: €50

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