For many, Karpathos is equal to lazy days on one of the many nice
beaches. For others, it is the countryside that is the most important
reason to travel to Karpathos. However, there are no spectacular sights.
Beyond Olympos as you obviously have
Otherwise it is few and far between the sights: no temples, no
excavations, no important monasteries, no statues, no castles. But what
does it matter, the more time there is to live in the present and take
each day as it comes, sunbathe and swim, hike, discover all the lovely
villages and take part of the Greek everyday life.
But is there nothing to see if you are interested in history?
Well, about on the middle of the beach in Pigadia
there are remains of a Mycenaean city called Ancient Potideon.
And above Lefkos there are remains of some Roman cisterns. Some
steps under a roof of thick rectangular stones leads down to the cisterns
that the Romans used to collect water. Personally, I think the view overlooking
Lefkos is a bigger sight than the cisterns.
The Roman cisterns above Lefkos.