Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea between Rhodes and Crete. Together with the neighboring smaller Saria Island it forms the municipality Karpathos. The island comprises 10 villages. All villages preserve intensively the traditional style of the island. In the southeast of the island you can find Pigadia, capital and main port of the island. The southern part has valleys and plains while the central and northern Karpathos is mountainous.
There are two ports in the island; one is in the town of Karpathos and the other in the north of the island next to Olympos named Diafani which connect the island with neighboring island and Piraeus . Scheduled domestic flights connect the island with Rhodes, Kasos, Crete and Athens daily. Additionally, charter flights from various European cities are frequently scheduled during the high season.
From its remote position Karpathos has preserved many peculiarities of dress, customs and dialect, the last resembling those of Crete and Cyprus.
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