Karpathos is arguably one of the most beautiful Greek islands of the Dodecanese!
Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.The island of Karpathos was in both ancient and medieval times closely connected with Rhodes. Karpathos comprises 10 villages. The capital and main port of the island, is located in the southeast of the island and is surrounded by the villages of Menetes, Arkasa, Aperi, Volada, Othos, and Pyles. In the north Mesochori, Spoa and Olympos. There are two ports, in Karpathos and in the north of the island next to Olympos named Diafani.
The inhabitants of Karpathos maintain with respect and pride the habits and traditions of their ancestors. Maintaining these traditions goes through their daily lives, impressing guests, who feel like they are going back in time. The festivals of Karpathos are the most famous and genuine, dominated by traditional music and local dances and traditional food. Karpathos has 160 km of coastline which has countless beaches…some organized and others that are for those who seek solitude. The twelve villages of Karpathos are perched on mountainsides and others next to the sea. The cafes and lively taverns of the small villages offer genuine hospitality and authentic Karpathian recipes. The early Christian and Byzantine churches are scattered throughout the island. Guests are mostly impressed by the continuous breathtaking landscapes that differ from one region to another of Karpathos. Here you will find photos and descriptions of beaches, villages, traditional cuisine, and hospitality of the people, BUT there is no way to describe the unique spirit of the island of Karpathos.
Karpathos holds on dearly to its past in its ancient acropolis, caves, churches and even its traditional dress. The setting is dramatic in all the best senses of the word: striking vistas from untouched, clifftop and mountainside villages that defy gravity and a fearful hammering from the wind to keep a vigilant watch over the Aegean. In Karpathos, you’ll discover an island with its soul intact, living traditions, people of real character, musical skills passed down the generations and legendary festivals – untarnished by modern fads.
Aegean Village Hotel
Ammopi, 857 00
Karpathos, Aegean Sea
Tel: +30 2245 081195
Fax: +30 2245 081194
Tel: +30 2245 081195