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Arcadia Prefecture, Easter in Tripoli
April 22 - May 24
In the midnight of Good Saturday and following the mass for the Resurrection of Christ, the entire population of city of Tripoli gathers to celebrate the great event. The feast begins and fireworks light up the sky. The Municipality of Tripoli has a long-standing tradition of organizing this annual event. On Easter Sunday, all kinds of goods are offered to the locals and visitors. Exquisite roasted dishes, eggs, tsoureki and wine are enjoyed throughout the city from the square of Agios Vasilios to the square of Areos. Everyone comes together in comradery on this day. Traditional dances and songs make this a uniquely Greek holy day. Indeed, the day of Easter in Tripoli remains unforgettable for anyone who has experienced it. For many visitors, it has become an established annual ritual to experience the paschal atmosphere in an authentically Arcadian way.