As luck would have it, I arrived in Olympos a week after the name day of Mary. (In the Greek Orthodox church each day of the year is dedicated to a saint. As most children are named for one of their grandparents, who in turn have been named after a saint, name days are cause for a multi-generational celebration in a way that birthdays are not.) Â At the highest point of the village the small 16th century church of Panagia – Â literally the “All Holy;” meaning Mary, mother of Jesus – was still bedecked with Greek and Byzantine flags from the recentÂ festivitiesÂ surrounding the Virgin. Doors open, I poked inside and found a small chapelÂ saturatedÂ with centuries of rich iconography – along with the village papas, or priest, who more than happily took time out for a photo.