Photographer's Note

The village of Olympos is located in the northern part of the island of Karpathos.

Olympos is described as a living museum, and in many ways, Olymbos is still an open living museum, of architecture, ethnology, linguistics, musicology. It is also the most famous place for tourists and the village is one of the few places in the world that is ruled by women.
Women over forty, still wear their colorful traditional robe, and seem to be doing all the work, unlike men, who only seem to be eternally involved in singing dancing and playing the lyra (local music instrument resembling a violin-coming soon in next upload).
It is certain that the village was named after the notorious tall mountain of the mainland, Olympus, home of the 12 Gods of ancient Greece. This is because the village is built on the side of the equally tall Mt. Profitis Elias.
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This place is wonderful, but to be honest I am sceptic concerning next development of this "separated" culture, the reason is mass tourism, maybe it would be better if this place will be untouched by our destrcutive civilisation...

The sun was quite strong shining, so hope you like it.

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