Easter in Crete (25.04.2016)
The celebrations last a whole week - the aptly titled The Holy Week - the Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays.
In Greece, for Easter period, is followed a modified Julian calendar relative to the Gregorian calendar which is used by the rest of the world. This puts the Easter holidays at a different time, often up to a month later than in the western world. This time the Greek Easter is on the 1st of May.
In general the dates of Orthodox Easter are ranging from 4th of April to 8th of May. One of the best times to visit the island and live near the customs and traditions, combined with the wonderful feeling of Crete in spring!