Easter in Mykonos this year will be the early May Vacation of your dreams!

Combine Mykonos Luxury with Greek Islands’ Traditions

Julian Calendar Easter

The majority of Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar, established by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C., as opposed to the more modern (1582) Gregorian calendar. By that calendar, Orthodox Easter always falls between April 4 and May 8, while Catholic and Protestant Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The Orthodox Easter in 2021 falls on Sunday 2nd May and will hit the beginning of the Summer Season on the island!

Mykonos in Spring – the Summer Season kick-off

Throughout Easter time in Mykonos flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining, and spring awakens the tourist season as people begin to flock to the island from all over the world. Greek Easter is the highlight of this spring and is the holiest of holidays for Greeks. During Greek Orthodox Holy Week, visitors swarm the islands and villages of Greece as they leave the cities behind to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Mykonos combines all the traditions of Easter with a cosmopolitan luxury flare!

In Mykonian tradition, the holy icon of Panagia Tourliani Monastery in Ano Mera is brought to the main Chora or Town of Mykonos at the beginning of Lent, 40 days before Easter. Locals and sightseers follow on foot. The procession with the icon lasts up to 2 hours. On the Saturday of Lazarus (the day before Palm Sunday) the icon is returned to its original home. On that day all of the bakeries on the island prepare “lazarakia” a sweet pastry shaped like little men with their arms crossed that is topped with cloves, sugar, and currants.Throughout Holy Week bakeries and homemakers make traditional sweet bread called “Lambrokouloures” and that they decorate the pastry with eggs that have been died red.

The Holy Light

Beginning with the evening of Good Saturday and continuing through Easter Sunday is a time for heartfelt celebration.  Islanders gather at Churches scattered throughout the island where they wait to receive the Holy Light (a flame lit in Jerusalem, brought back to Greece, and distributed around the country). A feast follows where everyone eats the traditional “Magiritsa” soup of greens, and boiled lamb.

Easter Delicacies

You can be sure that partying is expected every night if you’re visiting Mykonos, even during Easter time. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week and is the day of the most lavish feast. Lamb roasted on the spit, onion pie, kopanisti, cheese, louza (Mykonian cured ham), red eggs, and assorted of salads are served throughout the day of celebration!

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Easter 2021 at your Villa with a Private Chef

Mykonos Luxury is preparing a new concept for this year; we want to bring Easter straight into your Villa with a private Chef cooking the Easter delicacies in your own kitchen while you lay by the swimming pool and enjoy the spring breeze of the Aegean Sea.  We are planning to transfer you, on Saturday midnight at the exact moment of the resurrection of Christ, straight from the Church to your Villa outdoor space to eat and crack the red eggs next to your swimming pool candlelit area, privately serviced by your own Chef and Sous Chef so that this Easter will become the most memorable one of your life!

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Ask us for more details at reservation@mykonos.luxury

What is the best time to visit Mykonos

Easter 2021 is around the corner

If you have ever wondered which the best time to visit Mykonos Island is, then this post is for you. Mykonos is a highly popular island in the Greek Cyclades cluster, known far and wide for its glamorous aura and cosmopolitan flair. It has been in the jet set spotlight for a handful of decades, being visited at various times of year as it is in fact an island capable of offering the visitor a wide range of experiences.

Easter on 2nd May 2021

The Season begins in April, when the weather starts to warm up and Orthodox Easter which this year is on 2nd May, attracts tourists from everywhere around the globe. Easter melancholic rituals bring a mystic aura to the island and create a unique atmosphere with all lights being dimmed and the music of bars and restaurants turned off as the Epitaph passes by the narrow white pedestrian streets of the Mykonos Town. 

Easter is the turning point when Mykonos emerges from its winter stillness, and prepares to be the cosmopolitan destination with the abundant joy it offers its guests.  The island is re-energized and ready to host another “summer” season, full of new experiences. Spring in Mykonos is one of the most pleasant times of the year in terms of both weather and crowds. The prices are lower during spring, so you can find some excellent deals on both Villas and flights, particularly at the beginning of the season. You can enjoy a lot of great food and have access to the best restaurants without long queues. You will find tons of cafés and bars to relax at and music playing on every corner. The service is also better, and you will probably get to know a lot of local people when going out for dinner.

What to do in “spring” Mykonos

Visit the charming Chora, where you can spend an entire day walking and sightseeing. Take a walk through the Venetian Castle with its ancient ruins and a view of the village. Visit the Odysseas Elytis Theater and enjoy the surroundings while having a nice break. Bring a small picnic with you and enjoy the quiet setting here in spring. Then, continue to Panaghia Gremiotissa – the highest spot of the village, and watch a beautiful sunset. 

You can enjoy a lot of great food and have access to the best restaurants without long queues. You will find tons of cafés and bars to relax at and music playing on every corner. The service is also better, and you will probably get to know a lot of local people when going out for dinner. 

Take a day-trip to Delos Island – a Monument of International Cultural Heritage. It is a perfect place for exploring the island’s and Greece’s history, where you will find several archeological exhibits. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delos that is one of the most important museums in the country. Here, you will find the significant findings from the excavations on Mykonos. 

Go and see the Three Wells that provided the water to the entire town in the 18th century, up until the 1950s. The saying is that if you drink from one of the wells, you will one day return to the island. Continue to the Manto Mavrogenous square near the old port and visit the Town Hall as well.

Stand anywhere on this whitewashed island and breathe in.  Keep the oxygen produced by the Aegean Sea into your lungs and fell reborn, reenergized and rejuvenated just by breathing!  This is Mykonos!

Weather in Mykonos by month

Mykonos Weather in March: Weather is still cool but winter is ending and businesses are slowly starting to open. Almost half of the restaurants and hotels will be open by the end of the month.

Mykonos Weather in April: Weather is getting warmer and it’s possible to have some warm days by the end of the month when swimming and sunbathing feels possible. By the end of the month, 75% of the tourist business will be open. Nightlife is still quiet but a few bars in Mykonos Town will be open and have something going on.

Mykonos Weather in May: By mid-month summer feels like it’s arrived. All hotels and restaurants are open, the weather is getting nice, the beaches clubs are opening, and tourists are starting to arrive in significant numbers. There is plenty of nightlife options in Mykonos Town.

Mykonos Weather in June: Great weather, everything open, and nightlife is thumping. Beach parties with DJs start about mid-month.

Mykonos Weather in July: Almost the height of summer but still a little quieter than August. Hot weather, huge beach parties, and Mykonos Town bars are crazy (and fun).

Mykonos in August: The busiest month on Mykonos with the most club parties, the craziest nightlife (in town and at the beach), and beautiful weather (though it can be windier than July and September).

Mykonos Weather in September: The nightlife and activity quiets a bit but still lots going on, everything open, and great weather. The last big club party takes place sometime around mid-September.

Mykonos Weather in October: Early October is still tourist season with good beach weather and nightlife in Mykonos Town but by mid-month many hotels and restaurants start to close. By the end of October the island is feeling very quiet.

Mykonos Weather in November: Almost like winter but there’s still a little bit going on in Mykonos Town. With some good luck and a late-season warm spell it’s possible to swim in early November but for the most part the beaches are deserted.

Mykonos Weather in Winter (December to February): The island is very quiet in winter. Weather is temperate by northern European standards – warmish, sunny days are not unusual – but be prepared for plenty of rain, grey skies, and chilliness.