Aperi is located about 8 kilometres north of Pigadia and is the island's
fourth largest village (353 inhabitants) after Pigadia,
Arkasa and Menetes.
Aperi was once the capital of Karpathos and has a long history, it is
believed that the village is date back to the Middle Ages. When the pirates
ravaged at its worst in Greek waters, Aperi stood well protected, the
village is not visible from the sea. Later, when the pirates raids stopped,
the villagers moved down to the coast where they built Pigadia. The houses
winds along a verdant mountain ridge that ends at Volada,
which is the next village. Feel free to stay for a while, there are many
fine houses in the sloping alleys, a few tavernas and kafenións.
Aperi is considered to be the island's most affluent village, one of the
reasons is that many wealthy returning emigrants have settled down here.
ACCOMMODATION IN APERI
I did not think that I would choose to stay in Aperi until I found
Villa Thetis. It looks fabulous. There is room for six people,
and unfortunately we are never that many travelling together. Maybe you
Villa Thetis »
is visible at bottom left.