Lovely little island of Karpathos is located between the islands of Rhodes and Crete and is a popular holiday destination among the Greeks, a great place for windsurfing and famous hospitality of the locals. On this island has a slightly windy weather that makes even the hottest summer days quite enjoyable.
Karpathos is conventionally divided into two parts, one of which is slightly inaccessible, and the second is ideal for relaxation, as well and some buildings are ancient islands and other modern, the same applies to local residents – many of them dressed modern and others are more traditional clothes and love to talk about the local customs. This island is a good place for contemplation of traditional Greek life and familiarity with local songs that you will hear quite often noisily celebrated on local weddings and festivals are often held on the island. Karpathos also ideal for photographers and painters, as has long been known that many artists were inspired by the beauty of its landscape paintings for writing.
Olympos Village is mandatory to visit this small village located quite hidden, and this is due to frequent raids by pirates to the island. This village is often called the village women, because for her stories here are mainly of women and men out or fighting pirates or the Turks, or leaving to work abroad.
Visit also the small fishing village and the village Lefkos Arkas, which is one of the famous local attractions – the church of Agia Sophia, built in the 5th century. Capital of the island is the village Apéry, located at an altitude of 320 m, which is quite a pretty place, decorated with small churches and fountains. Be sure to visit the mountain village Menetes built during the Middle Ages, its territory has an archaeological museum and many churches.
Best beaches are located in the village of Lefkos, but in general the territory of Karpathos there are quite a lot of beaches and coves, which are excellent for a relaxing holiday.
To stay on the island note hotel Alimounda Mare Hotel, located near the tranquil bay.
Wonderful five star hotel Alimounda Mare Hotel is located in the town of Pigadia, near a quiet lagoon. This hotel provides its guests the services of functional, modern rooms with mini-bar, plasma TV, electronic safe, satellite TV, internet access, telephone and facilities for making tea and coffee and all rooms have a huge marble bathroom, which has a a set of exclusive toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. The hotel has a sun terrace with sun loungers, a beautiful garden, a huge outdoor swimming pool, game room, gym and massage rooms. This hotel is excellent for families with small children, as it features a children’s club, children’s playground, games room, for watching videos and children’s pool, and the hotel staff will provide you with babysitting and cots. Outside the hotel there is a sandy beach, where there are sun loungers and umbrellas. Includes use of parking and access to the Internet is paid hourly.
Read more about the rest on the neighboring islands in the article “Holidays on the Greek island of Leros.”