Women of Olympos
24 Nov 2014 | From Milda of Greece
Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Because of its remote location, Karpathos has preserved many peculiarities of dress, customs and dialect, the last resembling those of Crete and Cyprus.
The village of Olympos is located in the northern part of the island of Karpathos. It is an isolated village with access from the sea or through a 25km dirt road. It is the last "traditional" village in Greece where the women are still dressed with the traditional dresses.