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Family trip to Karpathos Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

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. It is an open-air ethnographic museum. Olympos is also called the city of living folklore. The interior of the settlement represents the life and customs of ancestors. Inhabitants of the village wear traditional costumes, cook according to ancient traditions and artisans work in front of you. Locals are very proud of their traditions. The central church of Olympos is called the Assumption of the Virgin. It was built in amazing Byzantine style. The interior of the building is decorated with frescoes dated from the years of the Turkish rule. So, your child will definitely feel the spirit of ancient Greece here.
You should definitely buy a bottle of olive oil as a gift for your friends or family. It is a traditional Greek souvenir. Greeks have been using this product for several thousand years. … Open
There are not many places in the world where people can see the life of Medieval people, but a visit to Olympos will give your child an opportunity to know about the world and enjoy ancient Greek myths, full of familiar characters. You can see windmills here and buy handmade high-quality shoes for your child. Moreover, there is a chance to see the working process of a potter and try to learn the basics of this profession.
Don’t miss the chance to visit Potideon. It was founded by the Mycenaean people who conquered the island of Karpathos during the 14th century B.C., in the period of the rise of the cultural and economic life of Ancient Greece. The Mycenaeans built an acropolis on a rocky hill, 23m high, above Potideon and there 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. Furthermore, you can go to the Acropolis of Arkasa. The acropolis had been inhabited in prehistoric times and people lived there until late Byzantine period. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Your kid will definitely like the Folklore Museum in Othos. The small museum shows you the traditions of Karpathos. The exhibit contains laces, traditional costumes, jewellery, musical instruments, wooden furniture, old photos, cooking utensils, agricultural tools and even wax figures of people in traditional costumes. If you are interested in cult buildings, take your child to the Church of Our Lady. The village is located on the hill, young photographers will be happy to capture amazing views. Botanists should visit Stes village which is situated at the greenest part of Karpathos. It is not a popular place among tourists, but you should definitely visit this small settlement. The village lies in a green valley with olive trees, grapes and vegetables. There are different species of rare plants and animals.
Be sure to spend some time walking in Piles. The ancient city hasn’t changed a lot since the times of its construction. There are various picturesque streets, souvenir shops and workshops. The settlement is filled with ancient atmosphere which remains in memory for a long time. Karpathos attracts people with its virgin nature, picturesque landscaped and a large number of various attractions.
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
Don’t miss the chance to go on a sea trip around the island. There are some places which you can reach only by sea. Moreover, this trip is an adventure, your kid will love it. You can swim on Agios Minas or visit Achata and Amoopi. Famous sandy beaches are Kira Panagia and Makris Gialos. Your child can try his hand in windsurfing, snorkelling and diving. In short, you will have a great holiday on Karpathos Island.
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Things to visit with your kids in Greece

Athens has one of the most fascinating museums for kids - the Children's Museum. The museum hosts a large number of diverse exhibitions, in which younger visitors can take part. For example, they experiment with soap bubbles in the soap room or solve tasks in the Pythagoras room. Athens offer various excursions, where children can learn a lot about Greek history. A large number of museums are located in the city of Thessaloniki. The museum of natural history will introduce the flora and fauna. Many amazing discoveries wait in the museum of photography. The Olympic Museum in the city of Olympia has a large exposition telling about the main sports games in the history of mankind. The museum of wine, which belongs to Koutsoyannopoulos family, is worth visiting on Santorini. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Karpathos Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Karpathos Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Karpathos Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Karpathos Island for families with children.
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