Karpathos Sights & Attractions
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 sites 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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The Province House of Karpathos and Kasos is located close to the port of Pigadia. It is a nice three-storey building with impressive architecture. A center that provides information on the endangered species of Monachus-Monachus, the Mediterranean seal, operates in this building.
The Acropolis of Arkassa is located on top of a hill with a gorgeous view of the sea. Remains from the ancient till the Venetian times are seen in the area as well as ruins from the ancient temple of Lindia Athena.
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.
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.
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.
This cave is a great natural site of the island. In the ancient times, it was used as a sanctuary either to god Poseidon or to goddess Aphrodite.
The small church of Agia Sofia is located close to Arkassa. This is one of the oldest churches on the island.
Sokastro used to be attached to the rest of the island but now it is a separate islet. It has monuments from the Medieval and the Byzantine times.
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.
The church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Menetes was constructed in the 19th century. This is the most famous church of the island and gives an amazing view of the surrounding region. For its construction, columns from the ancient site of Arkassa were used.
This small church above Kyra Panagia beach is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is locally known as the church of Kyra Panagia. Constructed in traditional style and colors, its location offers an amazing view of the sea.
The small folklore museum of Menetes displays folk items of daily life on the island and some ancient findings from excavations in the area.