Karpathos Pigadia

During the Bronze Age, the first Minoan settlers arrived at the location of today’s capital and port of the island, which was then called Poseidio or Potidaio. Potidaio was abandoned after 1200 BC due to raids and its residents moved to a naturally fortified position, where the town of Aperi is located today, and founded the town of Karpathos. Today, under the name Pigadia, the capital is the administrative and commercial centre of the island and can serve as a great base for trips to the southern and central part of the island. You can pay a visit to the ruins of the ancient town which are located next to the port.

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