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About Karpathos


Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. The island is located about 47 kilometers (29 miles) southwest of Rhodes, in the part of the Mediterranean, which is called the Carpathian Sea. Karpathos' highest point is Lastos, at 1,215 meters (3,986 ft.). Karpathos comprises of 10 villages. Pigadia (official name Karpathos), the capital and main port located in the Southeast of the Island. The capital is surrounded by the villages of Menetes, Arkasa, Aperi, Volada, Othos, and Pyles. In the North, Mesochori, Spoa and Olymbos. Olympos is the last village in the North of the island, which is of great folkloric and architectural interest. Another port exists next to Olympos, in a small village called Diafani, also in the north part of Karpathos. The island Saria was once united with Karpathos, but an earthquake divided them. Saria preserves many important antiquities.



The best part about Karpathos is its multitasking character. One can find in Karpathos piece and quietness, while another can find beach bars, music festivals and diversity In nightlife. At the same time, one can rest on the beautiful sandy and calm beaches, while another can windsurf all day long.


Karpathos is also well known about its historical heritage, great museums and antiquities. The village of Olympos is the most representative of Karpathos inheritance, where locals are still dressed and behave in the same manner as in ancient ages.


Extreme sports, such as, scuba diving, kite surf, wind surf and professional hiking (walking roots everywhere) are there to complete your best experience, visiting the island of Karpathos.