Named after the mainlandÂ mountainÂ home of the gods of ancient Greece, Olympos is the most well-known village on Karpathos. AÂ splashÂ of white against an austere background, the rustic beauty of the place and its unique traditions have remained intact, turning the village into a defacto folklore museum. Despite the vagaries of progressÂ and technology, its architecture has not changed much in decadesÂ andÂ theÂ peopleÂ still dress in the traditional island style. (even the local dialect retains many archaic phrases and forms) How do they keep this balance? That I can tell you in one word.