Photographer's Note

Cuando hice este viaje a la segunda semana se me rompió la cámara digital, y tuve que hacer todas las fotos con mi cámara compacta y por ello perder la correspondiente calidad digital, una verdadera pena por los muchos e increíbles lugares que visite. Por ello las voy escaneando poco a poco para mostrarlas, aunque ya hace tiempo que hice el viaje.

When I went on this excursion, on the second week my digital camera broke, so I had to take all my photos with my compact camera and therefore lose the corresponding quality of a digital camera; a real shame for all those incredible places I visited. So I keep scanning them bit by bit to show them, even though it was a while ago I made the journey.

The island of Karpathos is located between the two well know Greek islands of Rhodes and Crete, with a history dating back to the Minoan era and Mycenean tombs and settlements going back to the second millennium B.C. In the Doric times (1000 BC) it was referred to as Tetrapolis, after the four famous cities, Potideo (Pigadia), Arkessia (the present Arkasa), Vrykous and Nissyros (in the area of Olympos). In the Classic and Hellenistic periods followed the history of the rest of Greece. In 42 BC Karpathos was conquered by the Romans and later became part of the Byzantine Empire. From the 7th to 10th century A.D. Karpathos was ravaged by the pirates. The people who lived close to the sea moved to the mountains. The island was invaded by the Genoans, St. John's Knights, the Venetians and the Turks. In the 1821 revolution Karpathos was liberated and in 1830 was given back to the Turks under a treaty. In 1912 the island was conquered by the Italians and in 1948 it was liberated and joined the rest of Greece.

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