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FEASTS AND FESTIVALS

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Religious festivals play an important part in local life, some of them lasting three whole days and nights. Traditional dancing, virtuoso instrument players and excellent food and wine accompany every such occasion. The island’s major religious festival takes place on the 28th and 29th of August in Olympos.

Extra tip: Karpathos’ name reveals the ancient inhabitants boldness, since its meaning derives from “Arpatheos”: Kidnappers of the Gods.