Public Holidays

Most banks, shops, post offices, public services, most museums and ancient sites close on public holidays. Greek national public holidays observed in Crete:

New Year’s Day 1 January

Epiphany 6 January

First Sunday in Lent February

Greek Independence Day 25 March

Good Friday March/April

(Orthodox) Easter Sunday 1 May 2016, 16 April 2017, 8 April 2018, 28 April 2019

May Day (Protomagia) 1 May

Whit Monday (Agiou Pnevmatos) 50 days after Easter Sunday

Feast of the Assumption 15 August

Ohi Day 28 October

Christmas Day 25 December

St Stephen’s Day 26 December