WELCOME TO MILOS!
Enjoy a full day
The magnificent coastal scenery of Milos, its volcanic remains and remarkable formations are definitely worth exploring.
Soak up the Mediterranean sun on a sailing tour around Milos, the uncrowded island known as the origin of the famed Venus de Milo. Relax on deck as you pass colorful fishing villages, hidden coves, and volcanic rock formations. Stop and swim at an old pirate hideout, try your hand at fishing, and snorkel around a sea cave. Enjoy lunch on board or on a secluded beach, and end your day in paradise with a magical Greek sunset (snacks, lunch and drinks provided).
Dating back from the 1st century AD, the Catacombs of Milos are one of the most significant christian monuments in existence. They were used as a burial site and as a place of worship during the time of persecution of early Christians by the Romans. We will visit this sacred site and 'lay down' the parts of us that are 'outworn' and do not serve us any more; the parts that have been 'dying'. What a gift of reverence to place them in a sacred burial site!
Then we will join the community at the Anastasi (resurrection) ceremony at midnight. Rebirth time! This is out time to claim (or re-claim) the parts of us that are yearning to come alive and be fully, vibrantly expressed!
A Journey into the Earth
Secretly tucked away in cavernous earth near the village of Trypiti are some of the world's most ancient catacombs carved into volcanic stone.Visit the Catacombs and trace ancient subterranean passageways of the early Christians, full of twists and turns... We will leave very special gifts there for safekeeping.
Welcome to Paradise!
Greek Easter, "Pascha" -
The most important celebration for Greeks, even Christmas comes second!
Easter in Greece, and the way it is celebrated, is unique in the whole world! It brings together threads and ceremonies from the ancient pagan traditions and the Christian tradition. Every ceremony contains multiple layers and veils of essence.
The word Easter has roots deriving from Eos and Aurora, the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses of Dawn respectively. In ancient Greece and other European cultures, this Spring Equinox season was celebrated by the Goddess of Spring and Fertility, Eostre (in Latin), marking the resurrection of the divine soul.
On Saturday morning, preparations start for the festive dinner of the Resurrection night ('Anastasi'). Before midnight, people gather in church holding candles. The Resurrection of Christ is celebrated at 12 midnight sharp with drum beats and fireworks and the light returning as the priest lights a candle from the Eternal Flame, sings “Christos Anesti” (Christ is Risen) and offers the flame to light the candle to the people. Everyone passes the flame to one another while chanting Christos Anesti against a background of loudly pealing bells, and fireworks lighting up the night sky.
The preparations for Easter take a week and include beautiful ceremonies that honor death and rebirth. The symbolic red eggs are dyed on Thursday, and the cracking of the eggs at midnight on Easter symbolizes the soul breaking from the tomb.
The response is “Alithós Anésti” (He has truly risen).Then they gather around the festively laid tables and crack the red eggs and enjoy the traditional feast, celebrating the end to fasting, and the beginnings of new life. The atmosphere is joyous and everyone is welcome to join in the feasting.
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