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Karpathos - Jewel of the Dodecanese

Welcome to Karpathos, the second largest of the Dodecanese islands and one of the most spectacular in Greece. The island is distinguished by rugged mountains in the north, fertile fields in the south, and an abundance of wildflowers in the winter and spring. Stunning beaches without crowds are a signature landscape nestled between the island's craggy cliffs. There are 11 villages, each of them distinct in their own way.
Karpathos is characterized by its people, the Karpathians. They are dedicated to the customs of their ancestors. Centuries old traditions of singing and dancing are still performed today. Karpathians predominantly in the northern part of the island, still dress in their traditional colorful costumes as they go about their every day tasks. This living example of tradition is not witnessed in any other destination.

VisitKarpathos.com The official website for travel to Karpathos offers comprehensive up-to-date news and information about this spectacular Greek island, including details about its villages, advice and listings for travelers, Karpathian history, photos, Karpathian music, classified listings of real estate for sale and much more! Please bookmark this website and visit us often.

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Karpathian News
Athens Airways removed from flights serving Athens to Karpathos »
The Service of Civil Aviation (YPA) ordered the removal of Athens Airways from flights serving Athens to Karpathos
Karpathians in Virginia Beach, USA »
What does the tiny Greek island of Karpathos have to do with one of the largest resort cities on the East Coast of the USA?
Airlines were selected for flights to Karpathos from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012 »
The airlines were selected for flights to Karpathos and other destinations after an open competition by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks.
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Karpathian Who is Who
Mary Angelides-Pazartzis »
Mary Angelides-Pazartzis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended the the University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.A. in education studies.
Yannis Philippakis »
Yannis Philippakis frontman of the Foals. The band has been dubbed by British press as the new Radiohead.
Angelo Cavallaro »
Angelo Cavallaro was born on February 5, 1941 in Lucca Italy. His mother, Sophia Koumoutsou a Karpathian, was from the villages of Menetes and Piles. His father, Alessandro Cavallaro was of Italian origin. He has conducted several important orchestras, among them the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Radio Orchestra.
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The Karpathian Who is Who is a compilation of biographies and/or published articles of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in many occupations and career fields. The profiles highlight their expertise, achievements, affiliations and education. From healthcare to law, engineering to finance, politics to education, many professions are and many more will be represented in the future. Inclusion in the Karpathian Who is Who is an honor limited to individuals of Karpathian descent who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their life and occupation.
VisitKarpathos.com applauds their accomplishments and hopes that their achievements will inspire others to achieve even more success!

 

Upcoming Karpathian Events
CULTURAL EVENTS PROGRAM OF 2010 BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF KARPATHOS »
12th ANNUAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS EVENTS
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General News
President Obama announced Greece Admitted to U.S. Visa Waiver Program »
President Obama announced today the designation of Greece as a member of the Visa Waiver Program.
Greek carriers Aegean Airline - Olympic Air agree to merge »
Greece's two largest carriers, Aegean and recently privatized Olympic Air agreed to team up to form a stronger player better able to compete with foreign airlines.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to appear on 60 Minutes »
His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians who constitute the second largest Christian church in the world, will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes
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Health News
Study Zeroes In on Calories, Not Diet, for Weight Loss »
For people who are trying to lose weight, it does not matter if they are counting carbohydrates, protein or fat. All that matters is that they are counting something.
The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating »
Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t.
All Together Now: 30 Minutes a Day, Five Days a Week »
The federal government released a new set of exercise guidelines a couple of weeks ago, and the basic recommendation was straightforward: Thirty minutes a day, five days a week, at a moderate effort, for basic health; double that and/or make it more intense for more significant health and fitness benefits.
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