Karpathos beaches

Karpathos has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Sandy or pebbled, organized or not, with emerald water, Karpathos beaches satisfy all preferences. Some beaches in Karpathos, especially on the southwestern coast, are ideal for windsurfing and an international windsurfing competition is held there every summer. The most impressive Karpathos beaches are Kyra Panagia and Apella. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Karpathos island.

Guide to 19 beaches

Discover our guide to 19 beautiful Karpathos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Karpathos. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Apella

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Organised
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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.
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Kyra Panagia

Family Friendly, Pebbled, 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.
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Achata

Family Friendly, Pebbled, 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.
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Mikri Amopi

Sandy, 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.
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Megali Amopi and Pera Ammos

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Organised
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Location: 7 km south of Pigadia
Description: Megali Amopi / Pera Ammos is a clean and pebbled beach close to Amopi village. Part of this coast is organized.

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Votsalakia

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

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Arkassa Beach

Partly Organized, Sandy
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Location: 16 km south west of Pigadia
Description: Arkassa is a small bay with strong winds in summer. Many people practise windsurfing there.
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Diakoftis

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 20 km south west of Pigadia
Description: Diakofti is a secluded beach on the southern side of Karpathos, close to the airport. It has soft, sandy coast and some short vegetation around it.
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Lefkos beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 31 km north west of Pigadia
Description: The beach of Lefkos is partly organized and partly secluded. It has developed a lot over the last years.
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Finiki beach

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 18 km south west of Pigadia
Description: The small beach of Finiki is a popular resort in summer. It is surrounded by many small hotels and fish taverns.
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Afoti

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Harbor
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Location: In a walking distance from Pigadia
Description: Afoti is the main beach of Pigadia, the capital village of Karpathos. This long beach is sandy and has clean water.
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Agios Nikolaos

Partly Organized, Pebbled
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Location: 42 km north of Pigadia
Description: Agios Nikolaos is a lovely beach located close to the village of Spoa. It provides clean water and a calm environment to relax.
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Christou Pigadi

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 15 km south west of Pigadia
Description: This is a small, secluded beach with sandy shore and clean water. It is located on the way to the airport.
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Damatria

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 13 km south west of Pigadia
Description: A small beach with crystal water, Damatria is located on the way to the airport and provides a nice ambience to relax.
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Argilopotamos

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 20 km south west of Pigadia
Description: This is a secluded beach located on the south western side of Karpathos, close to the airport. The strong winds that blow there in summer makes it a nice place for windsurfing.
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Psoraris

Sandy, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 20 km south west of Pigadia
Description: The secluded beach of Psoraris, on the southernmost side of the island, has crystal water and provides a calm environment to relax.
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Valias

Windsurfing, Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 12 km south west of Pigadia
Description: Valias is a long, organized beach on the southern side of Karpathos. The strong wind makes it a nice beach for windsurfing and other watersports.
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Vrontis

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Organised, Harbor
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Location: 1 km north of Pigadia
Description: This is a clean, pebbled beach in close distance to Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos. It gets pretty busy in summer.

Kastelia

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Location: 7 km south of Pigadia
Description: Kastelia is a beautiful but very small beach.

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