Diafani is a small village right on the sea and on the east coast of Karpathos. It has no supermarket, no ATM, no souvenir shops, no boat rentals, no night life. However if you want to get the true greek experience with sea, sun, mountains, siesta, historical sites and greek hospitality, go to Diafani. In the week we spent there we had swims and snorkels from deserted beaches, unforgettable hikes through ancient villages and ruins of an antic city state, experienced the warm greek hospitality.
If you pick Diafani, talk to John and his father Nikos. The apartment they offer has an outstanding view and is close to everything. In all the Airbnb we visited across the world, the medal of best hospitality easily goes to Nikos, who reserved us a warm welcome and helped with luggage, spent relaxing together around a drink on the seafront. We had an outstanding experience in Diafani and Nikos made it very special. This place is highly recommended!!!