Karpathos is the second, after Rhodes, biggest island of the Dodecanese complex.  It is lying in the middle of the sea named after it, between islands of Rhodes and Crete.  King Proteas was born in Karpathos, Olympian Goddess Athena was raised there and Prometheus who offered humanity the fire after stealing it from Olympian Gods lived some years of his life.

Although Karpathos has never been inhabited by Turkish during Greece’s conquest by Ottomans, it did contribute to the National War for Independence that started in 1821 offering its land to refugees and granting money to the Greek warriors and to the Greek ships’ repair.  Italians occupied the island in 1912 and Germans did so in 1943 throughout the World War II.  After Germans left in October 1944, inhabitants rebelled against Italians and finally managed to be liberated on the 17th of October 1944.

Karpathos is a place full of lore especially religious ones connected to the Greek Orthodox Church.  “Seven” is one of the oldest and most remarkable.  It is about the 7th day after a baby is born when relatives and friends uninvited pay a visit to the newborn’s family bringing gifts and sweets.  The infant’s either mother or grandmother, dress them up with father’s shirt if the baby is boy and mother’s shirt if it is a girl, then the baby is rest and swing into a silken sheet as attendees lullaby all around.  After the singing, either the mother or the grandmother lights up 7 candles naming them after Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ and the Saints that protect the island’s villages.  Everybody in the room prays and watches which candle will go out first because this will be the baby’s protector for the rest of their life.  At the same time, in the house’s kitchen, women bake the traditional sweet of “alevra”.  Everybody in the house will have 7 bites and what’s left, will stay there to be eaten by the Moires that will set newborn’s destiny on that 7th night of their life.

Number 7 is representing the new life on the island of Karpathos and it is our specific Collection’s leading element.  Colors, florins and elaborate shapes on traditional costumes, inspired us to create “Karpathos”.  Find the fire in you… follow Karpathos’ collection!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who contributed to Karpathos’ photo shooting. Once again it was a great experience!

Panos Zoulakis

Our artist photographer

Patrick Tinios

Our artist photographer

Katerina Skouteli

Model

Eirini Lioliou

Model

PRODUCTS

    • 156.00315.00
      The Volada’s Castle (aka Aperio’s Castle), where Karpathos’ ancient acropolis was lying has inspired us to create this necklace.  The green leaf is made of enamel.  karpasso flower is sketched on the little coins.
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    • 89.00168.00
      The Greek golden sun (the Greek word is helios) beams shine through the earrings and the necklace we have created. Karpathos' infinite light has inspired us for those pieces of jewellery. Choose out of three sizes the one that suits you best. Combine it with Helios necklace for a stunning statement.
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    • 90.00153.00
      The Greek golden sun (the Greek word is helios) beams shine through the necklace and the earrings we have created. Karpathos’ infinite light has inspired us for those pieces of jewellery. Choose out of three sizes the one that suits you best. Combine it with Helios earrings for a stunning statement.
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    • 84.00117.00
      Karpasso is a flower that used to grow in Karpathos. Actually the island is considered to have been named after that flower. We were inspired from that and we designed it to apply it on the earrings, bracelets and coins.
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    • 150.00285.00
      Karpasso is a flower that used to grow in Karpathos. Actually the island is considered to have been named after that flower. We were inspired from that and we designed it to apply it on the earrings, bracelets and coins.
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    • 150.00285.00
      Karpasso is a flower that used to grow in Karpathos. Actually the island is considered to have been named after that flower. We were inspired from that and we designed it to apply it on the earrings, bracelets and coins.
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    • 89.00117.00
      In Karpathos island there are rituals and celebrations taking place on the 7th day of an infant's life. Friends and family gather at baby's home offering treats, singing and lulling. That 7th night, fate will decide for the kid's future. We have turned this sweet custom into a beautiful pendant and you may choose whether the enamel, engraved or perforated leaves suited for your style.
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    • 95.00126.00
      In Karpathos island there are rituals and celebrations taking place on the 7th day of an infant's life. Friends and family gather at baby's home offering treats, singing and lulling. That 7th night, fate will decide for the kid's future. We have turned this sweet custom into a beautiful pendant and you may choose whether the enamel, engraved or perforated leaves suited for your style.  
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    • 156.00270.00
      The famous traditional Karpathian scarf handcrafted in macramé. Tied in its original triangle shape and embellished with golden coins that carry the Karpathian flower.  You may choose out of two options what suits you best.
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