The most important attractions in Karpathos

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Tourist attractions in Karpathos, the most remote island of Greece, unknown to mass tourism. For this reason the island has retained its authentic spirit, local customs and traditional costumes that are worn even by young women.

Karpathos is located between Rhodes and Crete and has a long and narrow shape. It takes a long time to get there by ferry, but there are airport that serves local and some charter flights. Although Karpathos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese after Rhodes, it is still little known.

They characteristic of his mystery will enjoy all chose this unique corner for their summer vacation. Much of the island is occupied by a high mountain range, particularly in the north where almost uninhabited. The island has 10 villages, mainly in the southern and central part.

The main port in the capital Pigadia (known as Karpathos) to the south and to the north there is one less port in the village of Diafani. Your attention is, of course, attract traditional houses built of hewn stone and colorful, full of flowers balconies.

Karpathos today identified with the ancient city Potideon. Always worth up Posey - a hill above the harbor, there are remains of the ancient acropolis of grad.Obrashtame your attention, of course, attract traditional houses built of hewn stone and colorful, full of flowers balconies. Karpathos today identified with the ancient city Potideon. Bookmark and Share

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Natural attractions in Karpathos

Always worth up Posey - a hill above the harbor, there are remains of the acropolis of the ancient city. The most picturesque village on the island is Olimbos in the north.

It is an old village perched on the slopes of a cliff 250 meters above sea level, overlooking the sea and the island of Kasos. Women here still wear traditional clothes, and you can see local artisans working on the skin with needles and knives.

Olympos with traditional ahritektura combining styles yuzhnoegeyskite islands and Crete, with old mills on top (climbing through the village streets can be quite tiring). Each resident has their cattle field with wheat and mill. It is a community where people have nothing but mutual assistance and support each other.

Menetes and Mesochori are other authentic villages in the interior of the island, suitable for walking. Selection of accommodation is in Pigadia and several resort - Lakki east and Arkasa, Finiki Lefkos and west.

Available as small guesthouses and luxury 4 and 5 star hotels. Can find restaurants, bakeries, mini markets and all necessary amenities for tourists. The beaches of these resorts are organized with umbrellas and sunbeds in the summer. In terms of beaches, Karpathos has a lot to offer. The most beautiful and photographed beaches on the island Appeal and Kira Panagia, both with pebbles and arranged in bays with clear blue water.

If you prefer a totally sandy beaches, it Lefkos, Arkasa, Afoti, Doakoftis and Amopi are right for you, and many secluded bays on the south and west coast. The beaches to the north are just on the east coast and are more isolated, rocky and unorganized. Sarria tiny island, which in the past was part of Karpathos is a good place for boating.

Around him there are small bays with crystal clear water suitable for swimming and snorkeling, and the island are remains of the ancient kingdom Nisyros. Scuba diving fans will be happy to discover a lot of interesting places around underwater Karpathos.

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