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By Beachcomber, retrieved from Wikipedia
Nov 3, 2003, 16:21
Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in southeast Aegean sea.
Its main town is Karpathos City, also known as Pigadia, which holds the island's largest port. The island has many villages, some of which are Aperi, Menetes, Arkasa, Othos, Volada, Pyles, Spoa, Mesohori, Diafani and Olympos. Olympos is especially known to visitors as it is the only place in Greece where people still wear traditional clothing.
The latest estimate of the island's permanent population is around 6000 people. This number more than doubles in the summer months as many Karpathian immigrants with their families return to the island for their vacation. Also, taking into consideration the number of tourists that visit, there can be up to 20,000 people on the island during the peak summer months.
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