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Easter in Greece: Stores opening hours April 6-17

The holiday working hours for shops and stores during the period leading up to Orthodox Easter starts on Thursday, April 6.

According to the trade association of Athens the proposed working hours for Athens’ stores during the Easter holiday season, is as follows:

Thursday 6 April: 09:00-21:00
Friday 7 April: 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 8 April: 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday 9 April: 11:00 – 18:00
Holy Monday- Holy Thursday 10-13 April: 09:00 – 21:00
Good Friday: 13:00-19:00
Holy Saturday: 09:00-15:00

Stores will remain closed in Athens on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 16-17, 2023.

Food stores and supermarkets tend to stay longer open on Holy Saturday, so better check in time locally.


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  1. Hang on a minute, let’s see if I got this right, 7th April opening time 0900
    Good Friday opening time 1300
    Are they not the same day