We drive North-East passing by AYIA FOTINI 2 km away, viewing the remains of the Early Byzantine church of the 5th Century. We continue our way to stop at APERI Village former capital town of the island, till 1892. Today, maybe the wealthiest village in Greece! according to population and the seat of Karpathos Bishop. Here we shall pay a visit at the cathedral to admire the enormous tall icon stand with four rows of Byzantine icons, one of the most impressive all over Greece! We continue our tour passing by VOLADA village, to stop at OTHOS. The highest village in Dodecanese, 520 m over the sea level, to view the fascinating landscape lying at your feet. A unique experience.
Tradition & Gastronomy
Here we shall visit a typical Karpathian House to admire the interior utilities and the cleverly placed facilities. “En route” we shall be saluted by locals who do not bear Christian names! but Ancient Greek ones: Socrates, Aristotle, Platon, etc, or female, i.e, Antigoni, Persefoni, Urania, Thalia, etc. We continue passing by PILES village on western side of the island, viewing the neighboring island of KASSOS until to stop at ΑDIA by the seaside having lunch at a typical Greek Tavern. By 15.00 we shall drive you back along the coast line to stop at FINIKI. A tinny fishermen settlement for a short visit and possibilities for a dive! Afterwards, we pass through ARKASSA and MENETES villages to stop at the statue of Independence to be told about it, before we return to Pigadia.