Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos
The Greek landscape is light; and under this light there is a land covered with places named after Saints, made to keep our faith safe. 
Faith keepers, the chapels, called "ksoklísia" in greek, are Christian Orthodox, usually relatively small places of prayer and worship. They started to be built already since the spread of the Christian religion and continue until this day (most of them were built during the Ottoman years, though some are even older). The reasons of their construction vary, as does their history. Chapels are a fundamental element of the greek culture and scenery. They are characterised by their simplicity, special smell and dimmed atmosphere. Once a year, the faithful people gather in celebration of the Saint the chapel is dedicated to, also the name day of the people named after them.
In this collection of black-and-white images, I photograph, during the period April - June 2021, thirty-two (32) chapels located on the mount Pelion and more specifically, in the area of the villages Miliés, Vyzítsa, Pinakátes and the smaller ones Argyreïka, Stavrodrómi and Agios Athanásios.
It is this very nostalgic energy chapels carry, which attracted me from the beginning, as well as their diversity; some small, humble and hidden and some big and proud, they can be found in every corner of the country. Chapels are unique spaces, where you feel the impact and importance of our spiritual culture, whether you believe in God or not. Each picture captures the character of every building, in relation to its environment and the monochromatic tone highlights, among other things, the contrast of shadow and light.   
The idea behind this collection of photographs, is based on the relationship between art, religion and philosophy and seeks the point where these three meet each other, a topic that has concerned me the past  years. At last, collection on images, as documentation, contributes in the preservation and presentation of the cultural heritage the mount Pelion has to offer; a place that has been a big source of inspiration for a lot of people.
Agios Athanasios en Atho
Agios Athanasios en Atho
Agia Triada
Agia Triada
 Konstantinou & Elenis - Ypapanti
Konstantinou & Elenis - Ypapanti
Agia Kyriaki
Agia Kyriaki
Agios Taksiarchis
Agios Taksiarchis
Agia Marina
Agia Marina
Agia Paraskevi
Agia Paraskevi
Agios Ioannis
Agios Ioannis
Agios Panteleïmonas
Agios Panteleïmonas
Konstantinou & Elenis
Konstantinou & Elenis
Agia Triada
Agia Triada
Agios Dimitrios
Agios Dimitrios
Profitis Elias
Profitis Elias
Agios Charalampos
Agios Charalampos
Agios Georgios
Agios Georgios