Secrets of KARPATHOS is a very detailed English travel guide about the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos. This beautifully illustrated travel guide pays extensive attention to the island's history and many points of interest, but also covers topics that usually receive little or no attention. The book contains various routes, where you are guided around the island in a personal way.
The Secrets of Greece's KARPATHOS travel guide will certainly contribute to making your stay on Karpathos an unforgettable experience!
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Welcome to Karpathos Map of the island Good to know from A to Z Where to find Karpathos and how to get there? Transport Karpathos town Map Karpathos town The South Aperi Volada Othos Stes Pyles Finiki Arkassa Menetes The North Spoa Agios Nikolaos Mesochori Lefkos Diafani Olympos Avlona Vourgounda Tristomo Saria Kasos The mythology of Karpathos The history of Karpathos How do the Karpathians live? Churches and chapels Flora and fauna Beaches Sport in brief Hiking Music and dance Entertainment Food and drink Crash course Greek Karpathos websites Postscript
People have not really found their way to the island of Karpathos yet. It is beautiful, with rugged scenery much of which was unfortunately destroyed by fire, but it has made a good recovery in recent years. The island is ideal for all kinds of walking tours. The villages are picturesque, tucked away in the mountains, in contrast with Karpathos town and its modern buildings situated around the bay of Vronthi on the east coast. The island has roughly 6,000 inhabitants. Nowadays the population depends mainly on tourism for a living, but agriculture is still a substantial source of income to the Karpathians. It has become easier to get to Karpathos in recent years so that tourism is now well on its way. There are hotels and apartments in class A to E, mostly in or around Karpathos town and you will find friendly guesthouses all over the island. There are many attractive restaurants and cafes in the town but no real nightlife. Many old traditions have been handed down from generation to generation on Karpathos, especially in the barren northern part of the island, which used to be almost completely isolated from the rest of it. There have been no spectacular finds of ancient Greek remains yet. However, archaeologists are busy with excavations all over the island. A statue from around 3000 BCE is found in Karpathos town. A female figure, which appears to be Mother Nature. This is kept at the British Museum in London. You can visit an archaeological site from the 4th century just outside the town. There are several mosaics from the same period on the other side of the island near Arkassa. According to tradition many historical treasures are still waiting to be found on the island. This makes it an interesting place for amateur archaeologists, but we must warn you not to take any finds home with you, as the penalties for this are most severe.
In short, Karpathos is the ideal spot for holidaymakers in search of peace and quiet: an island with wonderful beaches, pretty villages, and unspoilt scenery. ×