Karpathos, an island ideal for peaceful vacations, has an exceptional landscape beauty, due to the fact that it pulses with picturesque beaches and has many morphological alternations, as the southern part is plain while the central and the northern part are mountainous, composing a peculiar but interesting icon. The island of Karpathos belongs to the Dodecanese Islands cluster and it located at the southern part of the cluster, very close to the island Kassos. Karpathos covers an area of 301 mē, has a coastline of 160 km and has 6.500 inhabitants.
Because of its proximity to Attica, the history of Kea is closely linked to that of Athens, and the island has been inhabited since the late Neolithic period. During the Persian invasion the Keans fought alongside the Athenians at both the battles of Salamis and Artemisium. The only Cyclades islands to fight on the side of the Greeks apart from Naxos were Kea, Kythnos and Tinos. The Parians prudently waited at Kythnos to come in on the winning side, and for this act of duplicity they were afterwards forced to pay a heavy indemnity by Athens.
Amorgos is an island of a particular natural beauty. It is a seductive island that will lead you to the path of romanticism, sensuality and happiness. An island so unique that it creates the sense that you are in a different civilization, awaking inside you every happy memory and every sweet and tender emotion. It stands on the east part of the Cyclades Islands and it is 136 nautical miles from Pireus. It covers an area of 121 sq. km. and has approximately 1.500 inhabitants.
When planning your visit you might want to travel to Greece during the winter-season from October to March. The weather is milder with some cold days and rain occurring but the weather mainly remains mild enough for swimming and visiting the beaches. The winter also means that travelers will get a more authentic look at Greece as many of the crowds are gone and prices on airfare decrease.
The capital and largest city, Athens is also the most visited destination when traveling to Greece. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens offers an intriguing mix of the modern and ancient to explore. View buildings and temples from the classic age of Greece such as the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Panathianiko Stadium home to the first modern Olympic Games as well as neoclassical buildings in the city.
The nightlife in Greece is something no traveler should miss. Some restaurants are open late and festivals and shows can extend into the night, but one of the best ways to enjoy Greek music and culture is by dancing the night away in the local clubs. Athens boasts one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe and the nightlife at most coastal towns is extremely popular with tourist.