Arkassa Karpathos: Arkassa is a beautiful village on the south western side of Karpathos, 16 km from Pigadia. Although this village has many tourist facilities, it still keeps its authentic traditional colour with the paved streets, the stone houses and the nice churches. Close to the village of Arkassa, there is a relaxing beach with fine sand and clean water. On the hill Palekastro above the village, there are the ruins of the ancient town of Arkessia. Next to the ancient acropolis of Arkessia, there are the remains of a 5th century Paleochristian church with an impressive fresco in the yard. The region surrounding Arkassa impresses visitors with the virgin beauty and it has many trekking paths.