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From the mountain village of Lefkos (not to be confused with the seaside village of Lefkos) it is about 7 kilometres to Mesochori. The road gets steeper, the mountains gets higher and the woods gets denser. Large areas have sadly been hit hard by forest fires. Two large forest fires ravaged in the area in summer of 2004, one in May and one in June. The fires did not reach as far as to Mesochori, and even better is that the forest has been recovered in parts.

Mesochori is in my eyes the most beautifully situated village on Karpathos. It is impossible to get tired of looking at the panorama over the village and the fabulous mountains in the distance. Every time I gaze out over Mesochori I think of the movie Lord of the Rings. You will understand why when you get here.

The village is completely free of motor vehicles. There are several tavernas, a few shops and pensions. To aimlessly stroll around in the narrow alleys with worn beautiful houses and lush gardens is a balm to the soul. Right down of the village lies two smaller churches: Stavros and Agios Nikolaos, both from the 18th century. Around the churches is a big space for festivals. The views over the sea and the majestic mountains are breathtaking and completely adorable from here. It is even greater view from Café Skopi located quite close.

Café Skopi in Mesochori.

Café Skopi in Mesochori.


Mesochori. Karpathos.

View over Mesochori.


Panagia Vrysiani. Mesochori.

If you are thinking of getting married, I can recommend you to visit the church of Panagia Vrysiani in the village. There is a natural spring under the church, and it is said that if an unmarried woman drinks the water from the spring, she will get married in the not too distant future. However, there is a minus (or plus), the man must come from Karpathos. :-) Panagia Vrysiani is one of Karpathos most important churches and is celebrated with a big festival every year on September 8. You see the church to the left in the picture.


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