Olympos – Going back into old Greek times

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Partly hidden by the mountains…

Once upon a time there used to be a very small village, all the way up in the North of Karpathos – one of the Greek Dhodhekanisos islands. The village was named Vroukounta and is also known as Vrykous. Its location wasn’t the most safe one after all the sea rovers kept on intruding the village. The inhabitants started looking for a more mountainous area to hide from the Saracen pirates and that’s when Olympos was born.
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Welcome to the island: Karpathos

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Apella – the prettiest beach of Karpathos!

A pit stop in Rhodes and an early morning flight brings me to its neighbor island. I’m going to spend the next 6 months at this new destination. A place and actually a country I’ve never been before. Ever heard of the Greek island Karpathos? It’s located inΒ Dhodhekanisos – a group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea. You could pretty much say that I am immigrating to this Greek piece of heaven for at least half a year and it’s thanks to my job as a guide. The impressive rough beaches, the blue and white houses everywhere, oh my god the food(!), the new language and culture. It’s all pretty much appealing to me. Even while I’ve never ever been to Greece, I know I’ll have a good time.

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What a view!

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