Karpathos is 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 is 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.

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