|Kolimbithres in April|
Unless you are already on Paros or on the way there it is too late to enjoy the authentic Greek experiences of Easter for this year. So I would like to whet your appetite for next year. Easter in Greece is like no other country. It is the major holiday of the year. While based on the religious calendar it is centered around food and drink. Read my 2014 article on Opinions Post.
If you want more, here is our account from 2006. Or search this blog for several other posts on the holiday and the season. If you would like a personalized package of accommodation, event guide and lamb barbecue with a local Greek family, contact me.
P.S. I have often preached that it is a crime against humanity to visit Greece without seeing the Parthenon. For those who have not yet made the trip here is unique interactive helicopter tour: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/11/18/the-parthenon-like-you-ve-never-seen-it-before/
For those who would like to know more about all the major antiquity sites of ancient Greece tour my web site www.Visit-Ancient-Greece.com
Paros has long been a popular place for weddings. This May Day will see that popularity multiply fifty fold. The island is hosting a group wedding for 50 couples from China. The ceremony will be followed by traditional Greek food, music and dance. I wonder which Chinese traditions will be observed.
More about Paros Weddings:
Parosporos Beach Wedding -- A British couple make it casual: photos and video
Aliki Wedding Venue -- Photos of a large wedding in a small village
Another Greek Wedding
Greek Island Weddings and Films -- Good for business!
Photo Credit: gtp
Another year, another January: Now is the time to plan your summer vacation/holiday while the best choices are available.
For any other place in the world one of the better internet sites is VillaRenters.
These flights are on the Norwegian Airlines site. I saw Gatwick to Santorini in June for £78 and in July £88, included taxes and fees. I searched three other of the big discount web sites and did not find Norwegian listed. Check out your city and destinations. Paros is an easy ferry trip from Athens, Mykonos and Santorini and not too bad from Crete.
Oh Yes, browse our economical villas for a full choice of dates.
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|Busy week day in September, Ag. Georgios, Antiparos|
That said, the evidence seems to be that the Brits and the Irish visitors were down this year. Americans are so few they don't register on the meter but are certainly appreciated by the islanders. I am encouraged by anything that shows Greece and the Greek islands in a good light to my fellow English speakers. So was pleased to hear about a concert tour that is designed to show the positive side of Greek culture.
More than a music show it will highlight poetry, video and paintings and feature some of the top names in contemporary music from Greece. Titled "The Other Side of Greece" it is one night only in London on 30 October. The performance is subsidized by the Greek National Tourism Organisation so tickets are only £10 for standing and £15 for seating. So if you are near London (or know anyone who will be) consider turning out for a night of celebrating the infectious Greek spirit.
More details on their Facebook page