Procession Through Nafplio

04/17/2015 01:34 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2015

Celebrating Easter in Greece is an unforgettable experience. On Good Friday evening in Nafplio, it seems the entire town turns out for what is essentially a grand funeral procession. As pallbearers navigate the winding back lanes, flames flicker on faces, and grannies look down from balconies, you feel the centuries of tradition going strong. Candlelit choirs sing of how the Virgin Mary mourned ("Life is sweet, I've lost my son, my sorrow is too much to bear").