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Greek Orthodox Easter Corfu Easter Guide 2017

Corfu Easter Celebrations

Easter celebrations Corfu Spianada square

Easter is the greatest holiday of the Greek orthodox christianity and is celebrated in all over Greece, as well as in Corfu but in a special way. The influence of the western-europe culture in this, even orthodox, celebration.

In 2017, Orthdodox Easter is celebrated on 17th April, the same date as Catholic Easter.

In Corfu, the locals call easter "Lambri" which means bright and this shows the importance of this day, which comes after weeks of fasting. The special local customs of Corfu, in combination with the beginnig of spring, make the event unique and Corfu an attraction for visitors from all over the world.

Further down this article you will find the main schedule of the Corfu easter celebrations.

Corfu philharmonic band

Corfu Philharmonic bands a great music tradition

Corfu has a great tradition in music, with 18 philharmonic bands playing a major role on the island's music education and culture. Of course, all of them take part in Corfu easter holiday celebrations. With an average of 100 musicians in each of them playing, they all perform on the Sunday before easter, playing Marcias Funebre and reflect the seasons mood.

In the churches, the moving unique polyphonic choral music is another local specificity which overflows into the town's alleyways. This harmonious tunefulness came from Crete in the 17th century and is still called "Cretan".


Corfu Easter > click for the events schedule

Rent a Car in Corfu

Rent a Car in Corfu

Rolandos rent a car is providing car hire services in Corfu since 1979 and will make sure you will have a great time exploring the beauties of the island.

Swimming in Corfu

Swimming in Corfu

There are many places where you can swim in Corfu island. The west Corfu provides mainly sandy beaches and the east pebbly. Usually the west coast has cleaner waters as it is facing the Mediterranean sea, however on windy days you will enjoy more swimming in east Corfu as the sea keeps more calm.

Restaurants in Corfu

Dining in Corfu

There is an option for everyone when it Comes to dining in Corfu. Traditional, gourmet, international cuisine and anything you disire can be found on the island! Click on the photo above to view a full list of Restaurants in Corfu.

Nightlife in Corfu

Corfu nightlife

Corfu provides a rich nightlife experience. Apart of Kavos which is popular among the british visitors, There are enough Clubs, beach and cocktail bars on the island to satisfy all tastes. Prices vary and you will find Corfu town more expensive than the bars in the area you are staying.

Other attractions in Corfu