Greek Islands » Travel Guide

Official Language

Greek

Capital

Pigadia

Head of State

President Alexis Tsipras

Form of Government

Parliamentary Republic

Size

300 km²

Population

7000

Religion

Greek Orthodox

Entry Requirements

Please check the entry/visa requirements for your destination at the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country and do this well in advance of your travel date.

Location

Karpathos is part of the Dodekanese, an archipelago of 20 inhabited and about 180 small, uninhabited islands. It is a half an hour flight away from Rhodes. The size of island is about 302 km2, the highest point is 1.215 metres from the sea level.

Language

The official language is Greek. Most of the staff working in the hotels or restaurants can speak English and German.

Time Difference

CET +1 hour

Electricity

220 Volt altering currency. An adapter might sometimes be necessary.

Telephone


The dialling code for Greece is 0030, for Karpathos 22450.

Internet

There are internet cafés in the capital Pigadia.

Climate/ Clothing


Mild Mediterranean climate. Because of the strong wind pullover and jacket are recommended even during summer.

Health Regulations

No immunization required.

Transfer

The transfer from the airport Karpathos only takes 5 minutes.

Rental Car and Transport

A rental car costs about 40 Euros a day.

Currency/ Mode of Payment

Currency: Euro (€). 
1 Euro = 100 Cent

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