Public Holidays on Zante 2018

According to Greek Law every Sunday is a public holiday. If a Public Holiday falls on a Sunday it is not transfered to the Monday, with the exception of May 1st which is regarded as more of a General Strike than a Public Holiday. During the Summer season tourist services tend to stay open 7 days a week with the exception of Easter Sunday when very few tavernas or bars are open and definitely no shops. Town and village shops are closed by law on Sundays, but tourist shops will be open. Banks also close early on a Friday and do not open on Saturday.

2018 DateName
January 1New Years Day
January 6Epiphany
Feb 19Ash Monday
March 25Independence Day
April 6Orthodox Good Friday
April 9Orthodox Easter Monday
May 1Labour Day
May 28Holy Spirit Monday
August 15Assumption Day
October 28The Ochi day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day