In the embrace of Mt Parnonas in the Peloponnese, at an altitude of 850m you will find the quaint village of Kastanitsa, one of the few remaining traditional Greek settlements where the sites, sounds and aromas of yesteryear are alive and well.
Holy Friday, a day of loss and sorrow. A death knell echoes throughout Greece, from its remote villages to its buzzing cities. Flags are at half mast, and in the days of old, black cloths were hung from windows and balconies. On this day no activities are allowed. And in many remote villages, the only food allowed is vinegar, bread and olives.