Karpathos — a remote Greek island famed for preserving its traditions and dialect — has won a place on Forbes Magazine’s list of the best 33 budget destinations for 2018.
An army of independent travel journalists, bloggers and writers specialized in budget travel drew up the list, but Karpathos was picked out by Elizabeth Avery, founder of Solo Trekker 4 U, who suggests the island as a destination for those putting convenience first.
Karpathos is a place where visitors can experience the style of Mykonos and the charm of Santorini without exceeding their budgets.
It is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands, which also include Rhodes, Kos, Leros and Patmos. Pighadia is the island’s capital but small towns like Olympos still offer an authentic feel of the past.
Karpathos is an interesting destination for history lovers, a place where to explore ancient sites and ruins, as well as its Archaeological Museum. It’s also possible to walk through picturesque villages and hills.
Visitors interested in sports and outdoor adventures, or even those passionate about fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing, can enjoy all these on Karpathos.
According to Forbes, prices on Karpathos are always affordable, there are many apartments and studios to rent plus a good range of budget hotels for under $100 a night.
Other than all these advantages, several convenient restaurants and tavernas populate the island, where the rich tradition of Greek food can be tasted at low prices.
According to Forbes, although experts are predicting a rise in travel prices this year, it is still possible to take a budget trip in 2018 — if you know where to go.