Pictures from Greece in lockdown

John KarkalatosMarch 17, 2021

I visited Nafplio to see what a tourist town look like during a lockdown, here are the photos I took and my impressions.

Greece in lockdown

You'll have seen post-apocalyptic movies, showing what the planet is like after epidemics, glaciers, a zombie or alien invasion. Because only this can describe the images of desolation that I saw: empty streets, empty squares, empty parking lots, closed shops, folded seats and tables.

A vibrant city where crowds were walking in Syntagma Square and the coastal street, now is deserted and lonely, you'll meet very few people walking in the empty alleys.

Now you'll visit it for reasons of calmness or meditation, but certainly not for tourism.

In fact, now that winter is leaving and spring is coming, people are tired more than ever, both financially and psychologically. It's not surprising that the measures no longer work, although in lockdown the cases go up.

The vaccines, with the long delays in deliveries, don't seem to be part of the equation this summer either. The return to normality will delay, testing everyone's endurance.

Syntagma Square
Deserted alley
Empty streets
Empty parking lots
Empty alleys
Folded seats and tables
Greece in lockdown
Greece in lockdown
Greece in lockdown
Greece in lockdown
Greece in lockdown
Greece in lockdown