Red domed church above Kyra Panagia.

Matt Munro


Celebrated for its wild mountains and blue coves, this long craggy island is among the least commercialised in Greece (although that is changing). Legend has it Prometheus and his Titans were born here, and with its cloud-wrapped villages and rugged beauty, there’s still something undeniably primal in the air. Homer mentions it in the 'The Iliad'. It's a lovely spot.

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Remote Olymbos village on Karpathos island. Image by boaski / CC BY-SA 2.0


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