Karpathos has an area of 301 square kilometers and a coastline of 160 km, the second largest island of the Dodecanese and is located between Rhodes and Crete. The varied landscape alternates with countless churches and chapels and beautiful beaches. It is a popular destination in the Aegean Sea, not least because of the hospitable locals.
According to recent estimates, the current total population counts around 7.000, but more than doubles in the summer months. Not only because of European holidaymakers, but also because of the expatriate locals who spend their holidays home each year. Overall, up to 25.000 people are kept here in the high season.
A serious tourist development on Karpathos began in the early eighties. Especially in the last ten years, the reputation of the island is increased. Naturally, this has a positive effect on the infrastructure and the standard of living on the island.
The island consists of 12 villages that preserve intensively the traditional style of the island. In the South East of PIGADIA (Karpathos), capital of the island and main port of the island is situated. The capital is surrounded by the villages of Menetes, Arkasa, Pyles, OTHOS , Volada, Aperi . In the North of the island is situated Mesochori, Spoa and Olympos the northern village of the island, of great folkloric and architectural interest.
The beaches of Karpathos island are meeting all tastes and is something travelers cannot find around Greece. virgin beaches with crystal clear waters, with sand or tiny pebbles, which have remained untouched by human activity.