Karpathos through Chrisoula Fourmouzi’s lenses

Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea but among the least touristic islands in Greece.  It is known for its wild mountains and small blue bays. Holidays in Karpathos are ideal for families and trekking lovers.  Chrisoula Fourmouzi, a Greek photographer in profession, visited the island recently and sent us some beautiful photos of the place, which we are sure you’d like to see before you visit the places she photographed. 

  • Foiniki – A lovely coastal village known for its fish taverns

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Komboskini – The Orthodox Prayer Rope

Komboskini (Greek: κομποσχοίνι) is a prayer tool that is used by Orthodox Christians dating back to the 5th and 6th century. Usually, they are handmade in monasteries, by wool (symbolising the flock of Christ) or silk and they are made up of complex knots, beads and a cross (either handmade or metallic).  These prayer ropes are used by many religious Orthodox people when they pray. You will find them in various sizes, but the bracelet style is the most common. The prayer ropes are blessed on the relics of specific Saints  so people may wear more than one. The traditional colour is black but nowadays, coloured komboskinis have also become fashionable. Read more...