Remote places and landscapes in Greece – Walks in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor: Part 3

The Third of Christian Peter’s walks.

3.   The village of Olymbos in the North of Karpathos

There is no village like Olymbos in the entire Agean Sea. I don`t know if Paddy ever visited the Dodekanese Island of Karpathos and the vilalge of Olymbos. If not he missed an important impression.  A village without bakery due to the fact that the Olymbites still use their old ovens in the gardens, a village where the women still wear their old costumes, a village where byzantine traditions (Songs, easter Tuesday) are still alive.

The old Monopati from Spoa to Olymbos is one of the most impressive walks I have ever made on Greek islands. It is partly paved, especially the last part leading into the village of Olympos is fantastic. If you want to understand what life was like in this remote village in former times, you need to get there by walking the old path.

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