The island’s official religion is Greek Orthodox, which celebrates Easter – its most significant religious occasion – by the Julian calendar, and with a series of local customs in the week leading up to Easter Sunday. Aside from the church services, Easter has its own sweet and savoury delicacies and is considered a time to thoroughly spring-clean the home. The traditional Easter Sunday family lunch is young lamb on the barbecue and there is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere during this period.
Here at the Four Seasons, we are also planning some very traditional celebrations for you to enjoy.
At 10.00 a.m. we will be baking by the Poolside, flaounes (cheese pies) and tsourekia (traditional sweet bread) as well as village bread, olive pies and other Easter bakeries.
You will be able to taste some of these pies and breads with a glass of village wine and meze delicacies. Bring your camera!
Midnight Mass is celebrated, and all Cypriots attend their neighborhood church. You too may visit the local churches near the hotel from 11.00 p.m. onward.
Ayios Tychonas village – the church of St. Stylianos and St. Anna – the church of St. Nicolas
After Mass, it is customary to bring back the “Holy Light” and break coloured eggs and enjoy Magiritsa (a Greek Easter traditional soup) and flaounes. Our guest will also be able to enjoy Magiritsa, flaounes and coloured eggs in the comfort of their room from 24.00hrs onwards at €12.00 per person.
After church service on the Sunday morning, it is time to put the BBQ on and prepare the souvla, kokoretsi, oven roasts and many other traditional specialities. Here at the Four Seasons by the Outdoor Pool we will be setting up a buffet that’s second to none!
Exhibition cooking and spit roasting before you as well as a wonderful dessert buffet inside the Cafe Tropical with some traditional desserts cooked to order. Chocolate Easter eggs will be there for the children to enjoy.
Great entertainment is always on hand at the Four Seasons with our Resident Band and Folklore group of traditional dancers providing some true Cypriot Easter celebrations.
The price for this Easter Sunday lunch is €62.00 per person and €37.00 per child for children under 12 years old. Reservations are recommended.
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet at the Café Tropical with a large selection of salads, hors d’oeuvres, souvla, oven roasts, fruits and traditional desserts at €49.00 per person and €30.00 per child or children under 12 years old.
For reservations and more information, please contact:
Four Seasons Hotel