The history of Karpathos begins from the Neolithic years and is strongly connected to the history of Crete. Most of the findings are traced in the ancient cities of Arkasa, Diafani, Aperi, and Mesochori.
The island remains extremely picturesque and authentic with typical Karpathian houses spread on the imposing hills. This attractive aspect of Karpathos is presented in the Folklore Museum of Othos. It is a true depiction of a traditional house with all the little items that were used by locals like photos, wooden furniture, and kitchen vessels.
Equally beautiful is the Folklore Museum in Menetes, a beautiful village high on the hilltop. Visitors will take a closer view of the Karpathian life and tradition through a vast collection of items from the agricultural life, embroidery and kitchen vessels.
The Folk Museum of Othos Karpathos is housed in the traditional house of Varikas and Aristotle Stavrakis, which is a typical example of a fine Karpathian house. The museum was created by the Association of "Work and Fun" of Othos and exhibits a rich collection of authentic folk pieces of Karpathos.