Karpathos, Greece

Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It comprises 10 villages, all which preserve intensively the traditional style of the island. In the southeast of the island you can find Pigadia (official name Karpathos), capital and main port of the island. The capital is surrounded by the villages of Menetes, Arkasa, Aperi, Volada, Othos, and Pyles. In the North one can find Mesochori, Spoa and Olymbos the last village in the North of the island, of great folkloric and architectural interest. There are two ports in the island; one is in the town of Karpathos and the other in the north of the island next to Olympos named Diafani.

There is a good variety of beaches on Karpathos. The south-west side of the island has sandy beaches with calm waters. The wind mostly comes in from the east and also the sea tends to be somewhat rougher to the east.

Things to See & Do

* The villages: Avlona, Menetes, Olymbos, Aperi and Pyles
* Beaches
* Water sports
* Swimming & sunbathing
* Panagias Festival - August

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 10.86 km²
Population – 7,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 22450

Port Location – The main port is located in the southeast of the island at the capital city of Karpathos.

Travel Links – Karpathos is accessible via ferry from Piraeus, Kasos, Crete, and Rhodes.
Karpathos airport connects the island with Athens, Rhodes and Crete and many other European cities.

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