Karpathos Sightseeing

Karpathos sightseeing
Sightseeing: 19 things to see in Karpathos island

The island of Karpathos Greece has only recently been discovered as a tourist destination. It is an island to find peace and quiet, not busy paths and crowded beaches. Its mountainous landscape and the picturesque villages amaze visitors. Olympos, Othos and Menetes are the most beautiful villages in Karpathos, while the beaches of Kyra Panagia and Apela stand out for their crystal waters. Interesting sightseeing in Karpathos include a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Saria. If you are a hiker, you will find a paradise of hiking trails in Karpathos.

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In this section, you can see the best Karpathos Sightseeing. You can also view all things to do in Karpathos by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions.

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Best Sightseeing

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This mountainous islet was once attached to the island, but now a short strip of sea separates them. There are monuments from the antiquity and the Byzantine times on it. Saria can be reached by tour boat from Pigadia.

Location: Othos

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.

Kasos Island
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Kasos is a small but beautiful island very close to Karpathos. It is ideal for peaceful vacations. Its welcoming inhabitants and the natural beauties of the island will amaze visitors. Ferries connect Kasos to Karpathos and Ierapetra Crete.

Best villages

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Location: 58 km north west of Pigadia
Description: Olympos is a mountainous island with stone houses. When the coulds come down and cover the village, the atmposhere is dreamy. This is probably the most beautiful village on Karpathos.

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Location: On the south eastern side of Karpathos
Description: Pigadia is the capital and main port of the island. The modern village stands on the location of ancient Potideon, whose ruins are seen at the entrance of the port. This is a nice base to explore the beaches and villages of Karpathos.

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Location: 67 km north of Pigadia
Description: Diafani is a small tourist village close to Olympos. Located on the northern side, Diafani is the second most important port of the island.

Best beaches

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Location: 18 km north of Pigadia
Description: Apella is among the most picturesque beaches on Karpathos. It is actually a lovely cove with exotic water and luch greenery.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 14 km north of Pigadia
Description: Kyra Panagia is a picturesque beach close to Achata. The wild ambience, the exotic water and the soft sand amazes visitors.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 13 km north of Pigadia
Description: Achata is a wonderful and calm beach with white pebbles and sand. The waters in Achata have an amazing and attractive green colour.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 7 km south west of Pigadia
Description: This beautiful beach has sandy coast and clean water. It is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and nice fish taverns line the coast.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 7 km south of Pigadia
Description: Megali Amopi is a clean and pebbled beach close to Amopi village. Part of this coast is organized.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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