mountain range jutting out from the sea, Karpathos offers spectacular views of the Aegean from anywhere on the road that connects Pigadia, the capital, in the south, and Diafani, the secondary harbour, in the north. Karpathos The island's villages are traditional, with wonderful architecture and charming little, picturesque narrow streets. Although Spoa, Mesochori and Pigadia are beautiful, unspoilt Aegean settlements, Olimpos in the north, is an absolute must-see and one of the most spectacular sights of the Aegean Sea. He working windmills, the brightly-coloured houses, the cliff-hanging restaurants and the unique food served here make Olimpos an absolute delight. You should visit the ruins of St. Fotini church and the cave of god Poseidon. In Menetes village it is worth visiting the church of Virgin Mary, the Byzantine churches of St. Mama and St. Antonios as well as the archeological collection of findings of the area. The island features spectacular swimming and diving.