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Karpathos Island

Culture of Karpathos Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Pigadia sunset Karpathos reached its height in 5-6 century A.D, during the times of the greatest power of ancient Greek civilization. Romans, Byzantines, Turks and Venetians visited the island. Each of these cultures has left its mark on the island. It is noteworthy that the island has only recently begun to attract tourists. Due to this fact, the life and customs of the inhabitants have preserved a special national colour, which hasn’t lost under the influence of modern culture.
The Greek island of Karpathos situated next to Crete is well-known to modern tourists. This is an amazing island that has experienced a lot of important historical stages for hundreds of … Open
Olympos is considered to be one of the most popular attractions. The settlement is a real ethnographic open-air museum. Locals live, work and spend their free time like they did centuries ago. Each of the owners of the houses has his own field and garden which provide them with everything. Local artisans make leather goods, using exactly the same technology as their fathers and grandfathers. The shoes from Olympos are well known for their high quality. Local potters are ready to teach anyone the basics of their craft for a small amount of money.
Be sure to visit Potideon. It was founded by the Mycenaean people who 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 they left a lot of traces of their presence on the island, such as pieces of pottery and coins. Archaeological findings have shed light on the important role of Potideon for the prosperity of the island. Ancient Greeks believed that Athene was born here. Moreover, Homer mentioned the city in his work. Copyright
Karpathos is a perfect place where you can introduce your child to Greek history. Small children and teenagers won't be bored here. Olympos is a village situated 65 kilometres from the city. … Open
Arkasa is an ancient settlement, there are still remains of its ancient Acropolis. It is built on rocky cliff. You can come here and explore the old streets and houses. Moreover, there are still fragments of the early Christian Basilica, built between the 4th and 6th centuries. Aperi, the ancient capital of the island has remained in its made-up state. Pigadia is the capital of Karpathos. It is not rich with architecture, but you should come here and visit the local archaeological museum. There is a rich collection of weapons, armour, jewellery and household items of different eras.
Be sure to visit picturesque villages near the capital of the island. Inhabitants of Menetes, Volada and Piles live according to old Greek customs and traditions. They are not interested in modern fashion and wear national costumes. People and houses create an amazing atmosphere.
Karpathos is a place where you can taste delicious Greek dishes and find a great number of taverns. Locals love to gather around the table with friends and family, enjoying food and drinks. … Open
There are folk museums in Menetes and Othos. The exhibit consists of houses, where you can see ancient furniture and household items. Menetes Folklore Museum has a rich collection of hand-painted plates. If you are interested in religion, visit Arkasa. There is a church museum where you can see a collection of clothes, books and cult items. There are several churches on Karpathos, built in different eras.
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In Thessaloniki, it's worth to look into the archaeological museum, which houses pre-historic artifacts and a large number of antiquities, including the golden head and the shield of the Medusa Gorgona. The museum dedicated to ancient Greek, Byzantine and post-Byzantine musical instruments has 200 different items that have been used for the last 4 thousand years. In the museum of Byzantine art, tourists can recreate a complete picture of the great state. Numerous Thessalonikan monuments of early Christian and Byzantine history are in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Arc de Triomphe of Galerius, the Basilica of Saint Dimitrios of the 3rd century, and the Church of Saint Sophia of the 7th century are among them. There is an acropolis in Thessaloniki with the remains of the ancient Greek temples. … Open
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