Achata Cave

Achata Cave KarpathosOn western part of the island you will come  towards the beautiful beach of Achata, There you can visit the cave of stalactites and stalagmites.

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Ancient city of Potideon

Ancient city of Potideon Karpathos Potideon or Posideon was the name once given to Pigadia, the capital of the Island today. The Mycenaean people founded the ancient city of Potideon ,which they also conquered the island of Karpathos during the 14th century B.C.  The Mycenaeans built an acropolis on a rocky hill, 23m. high, above Potideon and there is where  they left lots of traces of their presence on the island , such as coins and many pieces of pottery.

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Archaeological Museum of Karpathos

The museum is located in Karpathos town , opposite of the Neoclassic buildings(The building of the Province of Karpathos & Kasos). The museum consists of many archeological ruins from many different areas of the island , recently renovated. Certainly worth a visit.

 

Eftapatousa Church

The church of Eftapatousa is located in Agios Nicolaos Spoa, the little church can be found on the left side of the beach on a small hillside. This Church that was destroyed by the Turks and it has seven doors. You will find ancient ruins in the more nearby area.

 

Island of Saria

Island Saria KarpathosThe island of Saria was in ancient times one of the 4 ancient cities of Karpathos, Nisyros. The island is full of ancient monuments, ancient ruins and ancient settlements residues. Today belongs to the Province of Karpathos  island is 21 square miles. The ancient name was Saros.

Today Saria has been characterized an “Important Area for the Birds of Europe”, as it provides shelter for a rather large number of rare bird species, such as the Hieraaetus fasciatus, the Buteo rufinus, and the Falco eleonorae.

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Kassos Island

HOMER Way back in time Kassos was first inhabited by Phoenicians who named her "The island of sea foam". Later it was settled by Dorians previous to the Trojan War (1193 - 1184 BC), which was recorded by Homer in the Iliad, and he mentions the fact that Kassos too joined in the campaign against Troy. Kassos has remained the same name since Homer's time, previously having been called successively Amphi, Astravi and Achni. During the Persian Wars (490 - 479 BC) all the islands of the Eastern Mediterranean, including Kassos, were dominated by the all-powerful Athenian State (as recorded in 437 BC) and had to contribute 1000 drachmes annually. However, according to Demosthenes the General in this Rhodian War the unity of the islands was broken, and they eventually submitted to Macedonian rule. Throughout Alexander the Great's campaign Kassos maintained a neutral stance. During the wars with King Mithridates V (87 - 65 BC), all the islands put up a stout resistance to this ruler of the Barbarians on the Euxine Pontus.

 

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Mesochori Village

Mesochori Village KarpathosMesochori is situated northwest and in the middle of the island and in order to get there you follow one of the most beautiful routes on the island  through a beautiful  pinewood forest.

Mesochori Is an incredibly figurative town, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the magnificent view of the sunset.

In Messochori you'll find some taverns, and a couple of small mini-markets. There is also a great church in the town, and if you take the stairs "under the church" you will find
a natural spring- running waters.

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Olympos Village

Olympos, or Elympos, is the northernmost and most mountainous village of Karpathos, amphitheatrically built on a slope of mount Profitis Ilias. Nearly 52 kilometers from Arkasa and about 46 frim Karpathos town.   Diafáni is its harbor. The broader region of Olympos, taking up most of the northern part of the island and the small island  Saria, comprises of mountainous land of approximately 37 km2, most of which is covered with forests or is used as pastoral land.

 

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The Cave of Poseidon

In Pigadia or Karpathos town is located the Cave of Poseidon in the area of Mili (top hillside area near Seven stars Hotel). This is a sculptured tomb or sanctuary. There are indications that in front of the tomb were a wooden building. Perhaps the sanctuary was dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite from the fact that they have found statues of Venus in the region. The cave of Poseidon is eroded by the continued use by shepherds today. They have  also found tombs from the Minoan and Mycenaean era in the surrounding area.

 

Roman Cistern in Lefkos

Roman Cistern in LefkosAt the area of  Ria in Lefkos, there is an underground Roman cistern with a central hypostyle room and galleries.

 

Tomb of Diogenis

Located in the village of Aperi , on the top hillside in the area of “lori” the remains of the tomb.