greece travel logo

Greece Travel Guide


 Greek Island Guide

Greek History

Hotels of Greece



Greek Holidays
Apokreas: Carnival Season in Greece

In 2016 Apokries is from Sunday February 21 to Sunday March 13
Clean Monday ('Kathara Deftera' or 'Kathari Deftera') is on Monday March 14

apokreas in athens, greece

apokreas in athens, greece

carnival, athens, greece

carnival in greece

carnival, athens, greece

carnival, athens, greece

Apokreas or Apokrias in GreeceApokreas (pronounced ah-PO-kree-ahs) is one of my favorite times to be in Greece. It is certainly one of the most colorful and festive times to be in Greece but it also is the holiday that lets you know that the winter will soon be over and spring is on its way. This site was made after my trip to Athens in February of 2006 during the last days of Apokreas, and the beginning of lent. Though it is not a time when many tourists are in Greece, it is certainly a great time to be there and the only problem is returning to your former life once you have returned from 2 weeks of eating, drinking, meeting people and of course, visiting the archaeological sites which are the most beautiful in the winter and early spring. This is the story of my trip in words and pictures. If you enjoy this please share it with your friends on Facebook or whatever social media you are addicted to.

About Apokreas

My Apokreas Journal

First Week Photos

Second Week Photos

Clean Monday

Help Support Matt's 
Do you enjoy using my site? Have you found it entertaining as well as useful? If so please show your appreciation by booking hotels through the travel agencies and the links found on my
 Greece Hotels website. The small commission I make on the bookings enable me to keep working and in most cases you won't find them any cheaper by searching elsewhere.  You can find hotels, apartments, rooms and even houses through's Greece Pages which also contributes to my website when you book.

Return to Holidays Index