Avlona looks like the centre of a world that is fading away, a world that every visitor would want to be privy to in order to experience astounding Karpathos to the fullest. The detour leading to Avlona still takes you on a journey through time. You can see the plateau from up high fragmented into square shapes and clear circles. Stables (buildings for people, goods and animals), fields and threshing floors are separated by dry-stone walls.
If you have grown tired of trendy locations, if you are not interested in common tourist destinations, if you can live without electricity, then welcome to Tristomo. This place has no permanent residents but those who do have assets here usually come to Tristomo from Diafani by boat. Tristomo’s name (which means three mouths) comes from the two rocky islets located at the entry point of the cove forming three passageways. You will approach the settlement with your boat from the third passage, the one with the lantern, which is the deepest of the three.