LEON Tours - CORFU


EASTER IN CORFU
4 days : 10 - 13/04/2015
1st day, Good Friday: Alexis / CITY -KERKYRA
Departure from our agency at 04:00 am. With stops for coffee and lunch. Arrival in Igoumenitsa. Boarding the ferry-boat and depart for the island of Corfu. Arrival at the hotel, arrange the rooms. Dinner and then de-briefing. The “Procession of the Epitaphs”. Each Epitaph is accompanied by "salutation" (chorus), a Band, "tortses" (large candles), "candelabra" (lanterns), "Scola" (banners) and other kinds of Banners, which especially for this evening have been brought along for the lament. Futhermore, included in the n processions of the epitaphs will be schools children, students and young women holding in their hands baskets with flowers. Late on starts the procession of the last but most imposing of the epitaph, the Metropolis (bishop). Carrying him on their shoulders will be sailors, followed by all the priests of the city, and three bands. The music indludes the "Adagio" of Albinoni, the blue of "Marcia Funebre" (funeral march) by Verdi, and the “orange” lament of "Suentura" (loss, calamity) of Mariani. Overnight stay.

Day 2, Saturday:
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure to the historic center of the town. We will follow the procession of the holy relic of Saint Spyridon, established in 1550, when the Saint saved the island from famine. Accompanied by the many famous bands of the island that offer unequaled musical pleasures. Along with the procession of the Epitaph of the church of the saint whcihis a custom that started under the Venetianss. The bands play Calde Lacrime of Michelli, Hamlet of Faccio and Marcia Funebre by Beethoven. At 11 just as the bells announce the "first resurrection"; from the windows and balconies, the locals throw "little boots". This noisy custom is probably influenced by the Venetians. In the streets, the orchestras start playing merrier tunes. We continue with a guide tour, and we see the “Achilleio”, which was built in Florentine style, for Elisavet, Empress of Austria. We see the famous cannon and and Mouse Island and the monastery of Vlaherna . Back to the hotel, we rest. There is a de-briefing in the evening before the Resurrection at the Esplanade square followed dinner with the traditional soup. Overnight stay.

Third day, Easter Sunday:
Breakfast. Easter meal with grilled lamb and red eggs, plus singing, music and dances. In the afternoon excursion to the beautiful Paleokastritsa, where we visit the monastery. For those wishing an optional visit by boat to the caves which according to legend one of these is where Nausicaa met Ulysses. In the evening, option to go out for fun. Overnight stay.

Day 4, Monday: CORFU - ALEX / CITY
After breakfast, boarding the ferry boat and arrival at Igoumenitsa. We continue on our return journey through Ioannina, stop in Metsovo and arrive in the evening in Alexandroupolis.

Messonghi beach hotel
Easter 2015
all inclusive
Participation fee per person demanding double room. 185 €
Child up to 12 years 135 €
Single 260 €
HB. 3 mornings. Lent, Resurrection and Easter Dinner meal feast
Participation fee per person demanding a double room 199 €
Child up to 12 years 145 €
Single 274 €
With All Inclusive. (Three mornings Friday Lent dinner . Saturday lunch and dinner with soup. Sunday festive Easter meal ; Corfu feast and evening)
INCLUDED:
• Transfer by luxury bus.
• Accommodation in Hotel: HOTEL MESSOGHI BEACH RESORT
• Tours - tours as mentioned in the program.
• Tickets board
• Head office companion
• Liability insurance.
NOT INCLUDED:
Additional meals, drinks, phone calls, museums and archaeological sites and entrances to refer to as an optional program.

Amenities

  • First Aid
  • Transportation
  • WiFi


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    Ticket price Participation fee per person demanding double room. 185 € Child up to 12 years 135 € Single 260 € HB. 3 mornings. Lent, Resurrection and Easter Dinner meal feast Participation fee per person demanding a double room 199 € Child up to 12 years 145 € Single 274 €

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