The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
30 Race Street, Charleston, S.C.
Founded by Greek immigrants, The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity’s congregation grew prompting them to purchase this property in 1940. The building has been in use since 1954. During the festival, they have periodic times to venture inside and listen to the history of their church. If you attend the festival on Mother’s Day, admission is free! They offer some great traditional Greek dishes to indulge in as well as Greek beer and wine! Find a chair near the center stage! You won’t want to miss the live performances of traditional Greek dances and songs. Towards the end of the festival, they will invite anyone who wants to learn to join them on stage to learn a traditional Greek dance. People of all ages revel in the experience! It’s fun to watch!
The lines for food can get pretty long but tend to move rather quickly. Pop over and get a glass of Greek wine or beer to sip while you wait!
The festival is very family friendly and dogs are welcome too as long as they are on a leash!
Shady areas tend to fill up if the weather is warm so don’t forget the sunscreen!
Dolmades, which are grape leaves filled with meat and rice, meatballs, pita bread, feta, banana peppers and olives make for a wonderful snacking plate.
Spanakopita, a spinach and feta filled puff pastry, is one of my favorite Greek dishes. Savory, crispy and delightful!
We tried to share a Gyro. Big mistake. Next time I will just get my own! It did have the traditional rotisserie meat but by the time it came to me, all the tomatoes fell out. It was still good though with just the tzatziki!
My moussaka cracked. It didn’t hurt the flavor one bit! Creamy bechamel sauce with tender eggplant and meat packed with flavor, yum!
An attempt at a healthy option and no one ate it. It was a great looking Greek salad but the other temptations got the better of us!
Shopping Greek Goods!
A huge variety of beaded bracelets!
These stones were so beautiful and this is a very small sample of rings they had available!
See the second one from the left? I could not resist it! They had tones of necklaces to choose from in various tents. My Mother’s Day gift to me!
About 30 years ago I could of rocked that, now I’ll leave it for those who still can!
For the home.
Hand-made soaps, so pretty!
Next time I go, and I will, I think I am going to start collecting these bowls. The colors are simply magnificent!