KARPATHOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Karpathos on our travel guide! Karpathos is arguably one of the most beautiful Greek islands of the Dodecanese! Situated on the southern part of the Aegean Sea, between Rhodes and Crete, Karpathos has a rather secluded location. Thanks to its position, Karpathos has yet to be discovered by mass visitors, thus it boasts an unspoiled landscape! The southern side of the island is touristically developed, while the southern side keeps its raw natural charm.
The natural beauty of Karpathos island in Greece is indescribable! Karpathos beaches stand out for their exotic ambiance and crystal clear waters, while picturesque villages, such as Olympos, Menetes and Othos keep the tradition of Kalymnos alive. Thanks to its unique geology, Karpathos is also one of the best destinations for trekking.
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Karpathos Greece is a beautiful island located on the southern side of the Aegean Sea, between Rhodes and Crete. Boasting unique geology and natural beauty, Karpathos is a remote paradise, ideal for those who want to unwind away from the hustle and the bustle.
Karpathos island stands out for one thing in particular: its stunning beaches! Kyra Panagia and Apella are the most beautiful and popular beaches in Karpathos. If you’re into water sports, then go to the southern coasts of Karpathos, which are ideal for windsurfing!
The island of Karpathos is dotted with quaint little villages, which ooze a traditional charm! The most beautiful village of Karpathos is arguably Olympos, a picturesque mountainous village. This village is the perfect place to peek into the island’s tradition: every house has its windmill and church, while women wear traditional costumes in their everyday life!
One of the best things to do in Karpathos is to do a quick trip to the remote Saria island. This island may be uninhabited, but it boasts some amazing beaches and sites.
Karpathos is one of the best destinations for relaxing vacations!
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Karpathos has a national airport and receives daily flights from Athens but also from some European countries such as Germany. Karpathos can also be reach by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens and other islands of the Aegean sea.
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Located on the northern side, Olympos is the most impressive village on the island. Due to its secluded location, this village keeps intact its daily life and traditions.
Among the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Kyra Panagia distinguishes for the exotic waters and the soft sand. On a hill above the beach is a lovely church.
One of the most stunning beaches on the island, Apella is a lovely place with exotic waters and surrounded by lush greenery. Part of this beach is organized.
In summer boat trips depart from the ports of Pigadia and Diafani to the uninhabited island of Saria, north of Karpathos. This island has secluded coves to swim and Medieval ruins.
The ruins of this ancient city, ancient temples and can be seen in the harbor of Pigadia. Tombs with ceramics dating back to the Minoan and Mycenaean periods have been brought to light, testifying the existence of an ancient settlement.
The stunning beach of Achata is found in close distance to Pigadia, the main town. It has crystal blue green waters and part of the beach is organized.
Diafani is a small port village on the northern side of Karpathos. Many secluded coves for total privacy are found only a short walk from there. This port is the gateway to Olympos village.
Over the last years, Karpathos is developing as a windsurfing destination. Especially the beaches on the southern side of the island, such as Makrigialos and Afiartis, are great for wind sports.