Karpathos is the second largest island in the Dodekanese – after Rhodes.
It is situated between Crete and Rhodes, in the “Karpathian Sea”.
The location of the island is strategic since it is the natural bridge
which unites Crete with Asia Minor.
In aspect of geomorphology, Karpathos and Saria - the small island
north of Karpathos - are two of the most gifted Greek islands.
Calcareous rock beds define its morphological character.
Over the rock beds of limestones lie more recent beds of stones
such as plaster and others.
The variety of scenery of the island is unique.
The transition from scenery to another and the changes of colours
and shapes are frequent and unexpected and never make the visitor
feel boredom or monotony.
In contrary, high and steep mountains
(Lastos, 1215 m. high –the highest
in the Dodekanese)
compose unique scenery.
On the mountains one will see steep dingles, dashing streams,
deep caves with stalactites, green valleys with crystal clear waters
which spread their melody and breeze everywhere.
Moreover, one can find himself in mountain sides, full of pinetrees
which are spread allover reaching golden and sandy beaches.
The beaches of Karpathos are something the visitor cannot find
in many islands of Greece: virgin beaches with crystal clear waters,
with sand or tiny pebbles, which have remained untouched
by human activity.
Variety, contrast and harmony compose fascinating scenery and an unforgettable destination. Rightly Karpathos is characterized as one of the most beautiful islands of Greece
The climate of Karpathos is definitely Mediterranean. One main characteristic of the Mediterranean climate are the strong winds during summer well-known as “Meltemia”(“etisian winds”), whereas during wintertime there are low levels of rain and mild temperatures.