Karpathos attractions range from historical religious sites to natural attractions. It still retains many old island customs and is a treasure for ethnologists many are well know over the world, including world heritage sites like Olympos Village.
Karpathos International Airport (AOK) in Afiartis area is Karpathos’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Karpathos’s visitors. There are almost daily flights which connect the Athens International Airport with Karpathos and during the summer season there are some direct charter flights from abroad. You can go to Karpathos by ferries from Piraeus, to the south of Athens. The trip takes about 15 hours. There are also normal ferries connecting Karpathos with neighboring islands.
Karpathos enjoys a mild temperate Mediterranean climate. During the summer months the temperature may occasionally reach the upper 30’s(high-factor sunscreen or sun block to be used) but due to the cooling factor of the frequent winds an average of 28°C can be expected.Winters on the island are mild with an average temperature of 15°. It is only on very rare occasions the thermometer may reach freezing. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring.