Driving the curvy road to Diafani in Greece
Diafani is a small fishing village located in the heart of the Karpathos, the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
Tucked away in the northeast of the island of Karpathos, the winding road to the traditional fishing village is totally paved, but extremely curvy and challenging. It’s called Epar. Od. Olympos-Diafani. The road to the seaside village known for its crystalline beaches and laid-back atmosphere is 6.8km (4.22 miles) long, starting at Olympos.
The hairpinned road offers breathtaking views, with huge precipices and deep gullies. The road is steep, hitting a 22% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It tops out at 250m (820ft) above the sea level.
Pic: rudi ceuppens