The Greek word ἀρετή (aretè) means goodness and moral virtue. It has been widely used throughout History in philosphy and religion, but nothing more than the sight of such a small temple shrouded in nature gives an idea of this concept. The Greek island of Karpathos lays in the Egean sea, off the coast of Rhodes. It is still as pristine as it probably was centuries ago. While the southern part is desertic and stripped to the raw by strong winds, the northern side is all mountains, mines, monasteries, and small villages. In this wild environment, churches become shelters for sheperds and wayfarers.
All photos taken by Elena Brunello ©