The economic crisis has overshadowed the Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece.
Food is normally the focus for families as they gather at this holiday time with big elaborate meals.
However in the fifth year of recession and with many Greeks unemployed, or with their salaries or pensions slashed, austerity rather than abundance is the theme for family Easter feasts.
One shopper in Athens said: “We’re having to change our lives to fit our incomes. Because prices are high in relation to our reduced earnings, we have to make an effort and buy moderately.”
The president of the Athens Meat Sellers Association, Kleanthis Tsironis, lamented: “Our prices are good, but when there’s no money everything seems expensive.”