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Carpathos (Greek: ????????, pronounced[?karpa?os]), also called Carpathos, is the second biggest of the Greec dodecanes in the southeast Aegean Sea. Along with the neighbouring smaller island of Saria, it constitutes the commune of Karpathos, which is part of the Karpathos area. Due to its remoteness, Karpathos has retained many special features in terms of clothing, traditions and local vernacular, the latter similar to those of Crete and Cyprus.
Carpathus in Latin, Scarpanto in Italian was also named the isle. It lies about 47 kilometers south-west of Rhodes, in the part of the Mediterranean known as the Carpathian Sea (Latin: Carpathium Mare). Crete Sea, a sub-basin of the Mediterranean Sea, has its easterly boundary delimited by the Karpathos Isle.
The highest point of Karpathos is Mount Lastos with 1,215 meters (3,986 feet). There are 10 towns in Karpathos. It is the principal city and the principal harbour of the archipelago and is situated in the south-east of the isle. Mesochori, Spoa and Olympos to the east. It has two harbours, in Karpathos and in the northern part of the archipelago next to Olympos called Diafani.
Saria was once part of Karpathos, but it was split by an earth quake. Many important antiques are preserved in Saria. Pigadia, the county council office over there. The Karpathos Iceland National Airport with its relatively large take-off and landing strip is situated on the southern side (area Afiartis). The Karpathos is linked to the neighbouring archipelago and the continent by ferry and plane.
Freight services to and from Piraeus (via Crete and Rhodes). Every day inland connections link the islands with Rhodes, Kasos, Crete and Athens. Car is the favourite means of travel on the isle. Its harbor, airports, main towns and other places of interest are linked by an appropriate system of urban streets, most of which are asphalted.
From Pigadia, during the summers, small privat boat trips are made every day to various places, such as Olympos (via Diafani) and some secluded coves. The number has more than doubled in the summers as many Carpathian expats come to the islands for their holidays with their family. Even taking into account the number of visitors to the islands, there can be up to 20,002 visitors during the summers.
On 15 August the highest concentration of the inhabitants takes place due to the Panagias (Assumption of the Virgin Mary), which is the most important feast on the Isle. People from all over the globe come to participate in the event and see the many different customs that can still be found on the Isle. Karpathos has four main types of beaches: the eastern coastline is smaller and pebbly, but without winds; the south part of the islands is near the airports, with areas of soft whitesand; the western coastline is most vulnerable to the Meltemi winds; the northern coastline is only available in weak winds and only reachable by boat or car.
Karpathos Beach, Amoopi, Achata, Kato Latos (only accessible on foot), Kyra Panagia, Apella, Agios Nikolaos (Spoa). The National Council for Science and Environment. Karpathos". Greek National Statistical Office. ikimedia Commons has medias that refer to Karpathos.