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The sights of Karpathos
The island’s colorful history presents notable themes and cultural features from prehistoric times all the way through the Classical, Roman, Byzantine, and medieval periods.
Many fascinating historical sights await the curious visitor, to include early Christian basilica churches, the Castle and the ancient acropolis at Aperi, ancient Vrukunda and Arcesia, the Mycenean chamber tombs in the city of Karpathos, and the acropolis of Arkasa. Also noteworthy are the engineering marvels created by the medieval Italians, during their time on the island, including bridges, aqueducts, windmills and the ovens of Olympos. Karpathos offers you a magical journey through time!
At a distance of 10km, you will find Diafani, the seaside haven of Olympos village, with its little taverns and cafés, while only 2km away is the beautiful beach of Vananda, with its broad pebbles and crystal-clear waters.