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Get to know the beautiful island of Karpathos
Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese and one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece. With 160km coastal length, it provides azure shores of outstanding beauty. The wild charm of the Mediterranean landscape offers a wealth of stunning views.
In Karpathos, you will discover treasures of local history, such as ancient towns, caves, sites and villages never altered by time.An example is the northern village of Olympos, until recently quite isolated from the rest of the island. A village of exceptional beauty, it is now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
The traditional culture of the island stretches back for centuries. Traditional clothing, still honored and used by some locals, a local dialect with roots in the ancient Doric language, ancient folkways, local music and festivals, and especially the openhearted welcome of the people will offer unforgettable experiences to every traveler.
On Karpathos island, you can experience a wide range of cultural events. The customs of the island are highlighted in the local fairs and festivities that locals organize throughout the year.In these celebrations the church offers food and wine to both pilgrims and visitors. The feasts include dancing and singing to the music of traditional instruments, such us the “tsampouna,” the lyra and the lute. You are welcome to join in!
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