information about Karpathos island Greece
Karpathos located at the half distance between Rhodes and
Crete. It is with 330 square
kilometres the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands and has about 5,400
inhabitants .Karpathos is a mountainous island stretched to north south direction. Its highest mountain is Kali Limni 1,215 meters
high. The capital town and main port of the island is Karpathos called by the locals Pigadia , Karpathos town located at the same place with the ancient town
Potideo.Karpathos was already settled in the antiquity. The Dorians created on Karpathos four cities Potideion, Arkaseia, Vrykous and Nisyros, a reason that the island was called Tetrapolis.Later coming Karpathos became a close allied of
Athens. Karpathos is ideal for Windsurfing because of its winds. The Meltemi wind is strengthened by the local topography
and lets the eyes of each Windsurfer shine.The climate of Karpathos is typically
Mediterranean. Its peculiarity is represented from the meltemi winds that they blow impetuous during the summer and hitting the western coast. The climate of Karpathos still introduces moreover an elevated humidity rate and the sparsity of rainy precipitations of winter.
The small isle of Saria NW of Karpathos, once forming part of its major
sister and now separated from it through a narrow, 200 m straight.
Visitors come across a piece of rather mountainous land measuring a
total 19 square kilometres in surface, the highest spot being at an
altitude of 630 m from sea level.