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To be honest, I didn’t want to write this article. Due to the fact that I’ve already shown you some glimpses of Karpathos, there is no way back. Karpathos has never been on my list – now I know why I should’ve never gone there! Here are
10 reasons to visit Karpathos ten things I hated about Karpathos…
… not having a boat license
I mean, we could’ve just swum to the dream bays. Or just pretend for then being rescued and brought to the closest bay. I hated not to have a boat license to explore the island on our own. The swimming pool blue water was a dream and I wanted to jump into the water all the time.
… too many small cute villages
Olympus, Diafani, Lefkos, Arkassas – there are too many idyllic villages to choose where to stay.
… the serpentine roads
I love to drive – even more on curvy streets! Driving on bumpy roads with a small car – not a good idea! Euromoto Karpathos should’ve given us a jeep instead. Of course, all the small and cute bays were located at the end of rough roads. Good thing is that Amandine was able to exercise her manual transmission skills while I tried to be patient. Nonetheless, I think I was a good teacher!
… not being able to buy some land on Karpathos
I just don’t understand why Karpathos is still a secret spot in Greece. Unfortunately, the Karpathians already know that their island is going to be hyped a lot within a couple of years. Therefore, it’s not so easy to find some land for a reasonable price. We’ll come back in October / November to look for more land. I hate that this island is going to rob all our money!
… Greek food all day long
Karpathian cheese, Makarounes, Greek salad, the dry bread with tomatoes and salad, tsatsiki and delicious goat meat … I know that I would look like a Greek goddess after some weeks. Well, good thing is that the ideal of beauty is different in Greece. Greek men love curves!
… doing sport on the island
Especially the South of Karpathos is a popular spot for sport-addicted people. The wind is stronger here and you’ll find many windsurfers on the water. The neighbor bays are also perfect for kitesurfing. My times of just laying on the beach are definitely over. Active vacations are on now! A bike tour of several hours at dawn was great. I loved sitting on the mountain bike again after several years. I hate that Karpathos has so many more great mountain bike trails to discover.
my first windsurf lesson
… the Greek Cappuccino Freddo
I started to drink more coffee again in Greece. Especially on hot days, the Greek love to drink everything iced. I loved to start the morning with a refreshing Cappuccino Freddo or Latte Macchiato Freddo. However, I hate the fact that I now try to explain at every bar how I’d like my Cappuccino Freddo – just like in Greece.
… people are too friendly
The people we’ve met were all so nice that it made it even harder to leave the island. No wonder that people come back here all the time. I fear that we’ve also got into the ban of Karpathos.
… we had to say goodbye!
Unfortunately, the island is quite too far to go there every weekend. From Munich, you’ll have to fly over Athens with Aegean. On the other hand, I can fly directly from Verona when I’m in Bolzano. One more reason to buy some land there!
Well, that was it:
10 reasons to visit Karpathos 10 things I hated about Karpathos. I shouldn’t have written this article. Karpathos should’ve stayed a secret spot! A much more detailed post about where to stay, where to eat and which beaches to go to will be online next time!
Ps.: Please excuse my irony! 10 reasons to visit Karpathos