Preveza’s renowned ‘Apokries’ (carnival) celebrations took place on Thursday, but without the usual crowds in attendance.
Apokries is a time to celebrate before the reverent period of lent commences (this year: Monday 15 March).
The festivities combine circus and mask elements with public street parties.
Floats, giant decorated cars, carts and coaches, and colourful paper mache figures would normally be watched by crowds on the streets and from the balconies of apartments.
However everything was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to Prevezanews, carnival organisers with their cars conducted their own mini (covid safe version) carnival procession, making the city, even for a while, feel that it is in the heart of the Apokries.
At the same time, citizens partook in the celebrations from their windows or their balconies.