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Enjoy an authentic Greek Easter

18th February 2011 Print

Greek Orthodox Easter is a huge celebration in Greece and particularly in Corfu where there are numerous luxury villas from which to enjoy the festivities.

In Corfu Town once the sombre Good Friday processions have concluded all of the lights start to glow purple in the evening. On Easter Saturday large pots are thrown from windows to get rid of evil spirits. On Saturday night there is music and dancing and everyone lights a candle which must remain alight to bring in the good spirits. The traditional “Magritsa” soup is served at midnight and finally the island is filled with the aromatic scent of spit roast goat for the celebration lunch on Sunday.

This year Greek Easter coincides with the UK Easter holiday, with an additional `Royal Wedding’ public holiday making it one of the best times to travel and take minimal time off work. Luxury villa company, CV Travel has come up with a selection of villas in Greece from which to experience the colour of Greek Easter.

Private cook and a bath on the balcony

Arguably one of the finest luxury villas in Greece, Kaparelli House is located in the exclusive North East coast of Corfu with a breathtaking horizon pool, a master suite that includes a Jacuzzi bath on the balcony and far-reaching sea views. For rental over Easter, Kaparelli House comes with its own private cook to prepare daily breakfast and one other meal a day, perhaps a traditional Easter meal? A week’s stay costs £4200 for ten sharing, including maid service and welcome food hamper but excludes flights, which can be arranged on request, and food costs.

Villa Mokoras for £285pp

Luxury villas in Greece needn’t cost the earth and for a weeks stay over Easter 2011 Villa Mokoras on Corfu’s exclusive north east coast costs just £285pp based on ten people sharing. This price includes maid service, a welcome food hamper and car hire, with flights available on request. Villa Mokoras has wide open terraces, a built in barbecue and a freeform pool of varying depths.

A villa in Greece over Easter

Within an hour’s drive of Corfu Town, with its flamboyant Easter festivities, and a few minutes drive to the lively harbour town of Kassiopi, Villa Karakousi is in a great location from which to enjoy Greek easter. The villa has spacious terraces and a private pool and can be rented for £2310 for six sharing, including car hire, maid service and a welcome food hamper. Flights are available on request.

Villas in Greece straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine

Straight out of the pages of an interiors magazine, Trifylli House is a Greek island villa that combines style with an unique setting amid the fabulous Rou Estate, a 200 year old stone baked hamlet, set high above Corfu’s north east coast brought back to life by a British architect and his holistic therapist wife. Privately located at the top of the village of just 13 houses, Trifylli House enjoys the benefit of a spa and one of the most breathtaking horizon pools shared by any villas in Greece, while having its own plunge pool and sunny terraces too. The price of £1640 / week includes maid service, car hire and a welcome food hamper and is based on four sharing. The price excludes flights.

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