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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Karpathos
Karpathos island is an ideal destination for family holidays or for those who seek adventure! Dazling beaches, picturesque villages, and living tradition.
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Traditional festivals
In Karpathos island, you will experience lots of festivals and cultural events.
Karpathos Beaches
Karpathos island offers countable beaches with emerand waters and beautiful shores. See the full guide. Elaia Villas official site.
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Karpathos sights & landmarks
The island’s colorful history presents notable themes and cultural features from various time periods.
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Karpathos activities
Discover the adventurous side of Karpathos. Windsurfing, kite surfing, diving, hiking trails and other activities will enrich your holidays in this charming island.
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Karpathos Stories

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