Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Village Walkthrough- Konteika

A couple weeks ago I visited the village of Konteika which is about 7 kilometers southwest of Karlovasi. It took it's name earlier in the 18th century from the first settler Konstantinos Kondos, who came from the neighboring village of Platanos. From here you can see the village of Ydroussa and the sea. There are about 300 occupants who live here year round.
You can't make this stuff up.

Konteika from afar.

love the colors!

The impressive church of the Virgin Mary.

the plateia

This "open house" is used during the summers as an outdoor cinema with free movies for children and adults, and also some plays go on here as well!

I think my first reaction to seeing this church was "WOW!"

A panoramic side view of Konteika.

The school

An old torn down house. I always wonder the history of the people living in these houses.

Probably what the view looked like a while ago. I had a little fun with photoshop!

 Kondeika as seen from the opposite mountain of Karvouni. This photo was taken by the fabulous photographer
 Nikos Chatziiakovou.
On a back road leaving Konteika. There is literally a cliff right next to me.
So there you have it, a little tour of Konteika. Check out these other villages I've posted about.... Manolates, Vourliotes , Paleokastro, Stavrinides.

........................................NEXT STOP on this gravy train....Lekka!

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