Throughout Greece, it’s traditions and customs represent the fabric that is it’s identity. When most of us return to Greece in the summers, we seek out much of this that continues to fade. The Island of Karpathos is one of those places that continues to hold on to much of it’s past. The following video gives us a glimpse of one of those aspects – music.

Karpathos (Greek: Κάρπαθος) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Together with the neighboring smaller Saria Island it forms the municipality Karpathos, which is part of the Karpathos regional unit. From its remote position Karpathos has preserved many peculiarities of dress, customs and dialect, the last resembling those of Crete and Cyprus. The island has also been called Carpathus in Latin, Scarpanto in Italian and Kerpe in Turkish.