Following the Good Friday procession of the Epitaphios around the cobbled lanes of the medieval fortress town of Monemvasia is an unforgettable experience. 

The chanting of the Easter hymns echoes around the cliff faces, creating a mystical atmosphere.

The faithful join in the procession holding white candles and singing.

The bougainvilleas flowering in courtyards, the moonlight reflected in the sea, all combine to produce an experience visitors will long remember.

 

 

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All Easter services are held in the church of Elkomenos Christos.

On the afternoon of Easter Sunday, the traditional ceremony of burning an effigy of Judas is held outside the church.

Fireworks are encased in the wood and straw effigy, exploding as the fire is lit.