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About Karpathos island, Greece

Karpathos is a big island of the Dodecanese complex, a pretty interesting tourist destination. The island is full of contrasts: some parts are overgrown, others are rocky and arid; the southern part has tourist facilities and is fairly well organized, while the north is more traditional with nice hospitable villages keeping intact the traditional way of living. The residents are occupied in agriculture, stock-breeding and tourism, an activity developing during the last years.

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In is a destination offering sufficient facilities to the tourists who will choose the island for calm holidays in a beautiful environment with excellent beaches and good-natured hospitable people.

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Access

Access to the island is possible by ferry boats which connect Piraeus with the two ports of the island: Diafani at the north and Karpathos (or Pigadia) at the south. The ferries of the line also connect the island with the neighboring islands. There is also air connection with Athens all year round and with Rhodes and Kassos in summer; charter flights, flying only in summer, connect the island with the most important European cities. The international airport of Karpathos is situated at the southern end of the island, 15 kilometers southern to Karpathos (or Pigadia), the capital of the island.

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