Photo du Jour: A Greek Orthodox Icon – Kastraki, Greece

A Greek Orthodox icon is drenched in sunlight in the Greek village of Kastraki, not far from the famous Meteora monasteries. Spring is in full swing in this beautiful part of southeastern Europe, with a bounty of roses, mint, mulberries, and (almost-ripe) cherries awaiting a picker. In the image, you’ll also note representations of the flags of Greece and the Byzantine Empire.

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

11 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: A Greek Orthodox Icon – Kastraki, Greece

    1. I wholeheartedly agree, Andy! We were lucky enough to happen upon a small artist’s workshop as he worked on icons. In addition to those he pained, he had quite a vast collection of antique family icons (some dating back to the 1700s) as well as those he’s picked up in places like Russia and Istanbul. Just fascinating.

  1. hornet’s nest? that’s capture :D
    AH I have never been to Kastraki yet, but this summer perhaps. :)

    1. Meteora is a dream! We debated whether to stay in Kastraki or Kalambaka, and were so pleased that we went to Kastraki. It’s so calm and less commercialized than the more bustling Kalambaka and it also offered us great access to hiking up to the monasteries.

      I hope you’ll make it here this summer, Nessy!

  2. Hi,
    I just found your blog yesterday. We are in Croatia now and planning where to go next. I see you went to Montenegro and then Albania. How did you travel from Albania to Greece? Thanks! I’ll probably have more questions later. I like your posts and your photos.

    1. Hi Merrill, glad to hear you’re enjoying Croatia! We spent about 5 months in Dalmatia, and it feels like home in many ways. :) As for our route, in 2013, we worked our way down Croatia, spent time in Montenegro, then Albania, then Macedonia, and finally Greece. We traveled via bus to get from country to country. Feel free to send more questions via the blog posts (that way, everyone can see the information) or even via email. Wish you happy travels.

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