Karpathos, the Residence of the Gods
Last Update: 23 Mar 2021
The island of Karpathos is located in the Dodecanese region and is the second largest island in the region after Rhodes.
The name of the island comes from the fact that the inhabitants were so proud of their island that they kidnapped the gods of Olympus and brought them to the island.
For this reason they were called "Arpatheoi" (those who steal the gods). The modern name of Karpathos was formed after slight phonological transitions.
The ancient Greeks were very impressed by the flourishing, mountainous nature and the long coastlines of the island and therefore considered Karpathos as the dwelling place of various mythical figures such as Titan Iapetus, Prometheus, the creator of mankind as well as the place where the goddess Athena was raised.
Ancient Greek Places
the First Capital of Greece
the Island of the Argonauts
the Sanctuary of Hera
the Birthplace of Apollo and Artemis
Ancient Center of the World
the Sacred Place of Demeter
the Forge of Hephaestus
the Bed of the Sleeping Giant
the Birthplace of Aphrodite
the birthplace of romantic tragedy
the birthplace of Hera
the Gate of the Underworld
the Birthplace of Heracles