Visiting Karpathos island is like visiting another world! Karpathos, high and mighty, is situated between Crete and Rhodes, in the middle of the Carpathian Sea. After a long boat trip, you find yourself on this mountainous island which is difficult to reach, but is definitely the most beautiful of all the Dodecanese islands.
It is a very traditional island whose inhabitants take care to preserve local traditions and where you will discover the authenticity and warmth of Greece much as it was fifty years ago. Although the town of Karpathos has a busy waterfront with plenty of cafes and restaurants, the island has not given itself over to mass tourism and you will be free to discover its many, beautiful, secluded beaches on your own.
The village of Diafani
Diafani is the small northern port town of Karpathos. It links travelers by sea to the village of Olympos. There are daily charters from Pigadia to Diafani, as well as several weekly inter-island ferries.
Diafani's attractions include several small beaches and tavernas, and most tourists are more interested in seeing Olympos. Lodging includes several hotels and a campground.