Church/Monastery in Karpathos


Visit a deserted church that's three or four centuries old lying on a hilltop in an isolated area. Accessed from a dirt road 1.5 km from Diafani towards Olympos. Needs a strong car or a long hike after some point.
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Discover the largest and oldest monastery on the island, built in 1857. Its cross-shaped architecture is interesting to admire, but so is the gorgeous view to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Not far from Karpathos' main town, the attractive church of 'Saint Sunday' is perched on a rock that offers spectacular views of the nature all around.
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This church is considered a special one in Karpathos and was built of the ruins of another church dating from the 6th century that was dedicated to Saint Anastasia. Note its unique building style and architecture.
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Built in the 11th century and decorated with impressive frescoes in the 14th century, this historic Byzantine church is one of 14 churches in Karpathos with ancient wall paintings.
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Here's a tiny stone-built church above Olympos built from the stone of another church from the 19th century that visitors to the traditional town like to visit. It affords a breathtaking view of the village from up high.
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The island of Saria north of Karpathos is uninhabited but is home to a church surrounded by ancient ruins. Archeologists claim that a church from the 5th century AD also existed on this site.
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In a cave near the town of Vroukounta lies a church is built on the remains of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite or Artemis. Ask about the celebration that takes place there at the end of August.
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A very interesting little church lies in the heart of a cave outside Volada. Sadly the church is not in the best of shape, but you can still see some impressive old hagiographies (religious paintings) on the walls.
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Known in Greek as Kimissis tis Theotokou, this is the largest church in Olympos. It is famed for its biblical hagiography and gold-laden elements. An attractive bell towers adds to its charm.
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White and blue characterize this gorgeous church with a majestic bell tower that is almost more Latin than Greek, complete with six bells. You'll find it in the village center standing gloriously.
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Near the village of Volada in the center of the island, this monastery boasts two small churches that are architecturally noteworthy. Many events and religious celebrations are held here.
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