Easter in Greece full of family, worship, feasts


Photographs by Rick Steves’ Europe/RICK STEVES

In Nafplio, Greece, a symbolic Easter casket is carried in a funeral procession that winds through town.

A few years ago in Greece, I noticed flags flying at half-staff, and wondered who had died. Then I remembered it was Good Friday -- marking the day of Jesus' crucifixion.


Greek Easter services employ the scents of fl ower petals and incense to convey emotion — the agony of the Passion or the ecs... + Enlarge

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