By Vasiliki Vardaouli

Destinations: Karpathos – Part II

Posted Portes Magazine DESTINATIONS
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 A few things to note about Karpathos:

Aside from stunning beaches, the island’s natural environment also includes streams, green valleys, pine tree forests, and natural springs.

Once part of Karpathos, the nearby island of Saria was separated during an earthquake. The island is home to several villages including Pigadia (Karpathos), Menetes, Arkasa, Aperi, Volada, Othos, Pyles, Mesohori, Spoa & Olympos.

Local traditional costumes are characterized by their bright neon colors, intricate design, ornate gold coin neckpieces, and vibrant beads.

Just as in Crete, mantinades, rythmes & folksongs are popular in Karpathos.

ΚΑΡΠΑΘΟΣ ΟΜΟΡΦΟ ΝΗΣΙ … Η ΚΡΗΤΗ ΣΕ ΘΑΥΜΑΖΕΙ … ΣΕ ΝΟΙΩΘΕΙ ΦΙΛΗ Κ ΑΔΕΛΦΗ … ΓΙΑΤΙ ΠΟΛΥ ΣΟΥ ΜΟΙΑΖΕΙ! ΣΕ ΜΑΝΤΙΝΑΔΕΣ ΟΜΟΡΦΕΣ … ΣΕ ΛΥΡΑ ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ … ΚΙ Η ΚΑΡΠΑΘΟΣ ΟΠΩΣ ΚΙ ΕΜΕΙΣ … ΠΑΝΤΑ ΠΙΣΤΗ ΘΑ ΜΕΝΕΙ.” –  ERICA TZAGKARAKI

 

{Continue onto Karpathos Part III and Part IV to view more photos!}