The significance of those roadside shrines in mainland Greece

The significance of those roadside shrines in mainland Greece

After our first full day of driving in mainland Greece, around the Peloponnese, we had already seen about 20 little boxes on stands off to the sides of the roads.  

Many look like tiny dioramas of churches, and are filled with everything from pictures of the Virgin Mary to tiny pebbles...to cans of Coca-Cola with Greek lettering.  

It would be two more days of driving along cliffsides and around barrier-free hairpin turns until we'd discover the real purpose of these boxes: they're shrines to people who have died in driving accidents.

Be careful out there, and at all costs, avoid driving at night in mainland Greece.

 

Written and contributed by travelswithtwo
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