OLYMPOS (Village) KARPATHOS - Greek Travel Pages


Photo: © dedi57 / Shutterstock


  Olympus is the northernmost village of the island and it has the highest altitude. It is situated on the northernmost foothills of Mount Prophet Elias (718m).
  The settlement spreads out along both sides of the mountain line where the series of graphic pedal-shaped windmills are to be found.
  The traditional housing of Olympus are singel levelled one-roomed houses with only one additional room serving as a kitchen. 
  Olympus preserves a rich folk tradition even today. The local dialect preserves impressive remnants of ancient and Medieval Greek. The custom of “enjoyment” which is still observed to a great degree and the traditional costume worn still by the older women as well as the young during festivals, make Olympus an oasis of traditional culture in our times.
(Text: Manolis Makris)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Dodekanissos Union of Municipalities & Communities pamphlet.
Photo: © dedi57 / Shutterstock

OLYMPOS Photo gallery

Find within OLYMPOS

Related Destinations
Hotels & Accommodation
Domestic sea schedules

Additional area information for OLYMPOS

Choose one from the list below or click here to see them all (3) members only
Total area information: 5 information found around the area

Geographical Data

Type of location: Listed traditional settlement, Community administration center, Helicopter landing possibility
Postal Code: 85700
Tel +30 22450
Altitude: 97 meters
Longitude: 27o 10' 21.82" E
Latitude: 35o 44' 27.54" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 304
1981 581
Its seaport is:

GTP Headlines

Receive our daily Newsletter with all the latest updates on the Greek Travel industry.

Subscribe now!

Ferry Departures