Traditional Cretan Easter in the small village of Apodoulou.

Easter is surely and by far the most important festival of the Greek year and is celebrated with much more enthusiasm and excitement than Christmas. It is a festival in which the religious, the theatrical, the social and the metaphysical all play a part and it brings communities together with much joyfulness.

It is an excellent time to be in Crete, both for the beautiful and moving religious ceremonies and for the days of feasting and celebrating which follow. Especially if you make for a smallish Cretan village like Apodoulou, you may well find yourself an honorary member of the local society.

All Erasmus participants hosted in ECTE, had the chance to live this experience of traditional hospitality for two days, in the small village of Apodoulou.

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