Karpathos Things to do

Things to do in Karpathos are limited, as the island is not much developed in tourism. The most organized activity is windsurfing in the bay of Afiartis, on the southwestern side of the island. This is the most popular bay for windsurfing on Karpathos island and even an international windsurfing competition is organized every summer. Diving is also a developing activity in Karpathos, especially after the legislation change in 2006 that now allows diving in the marine park between the islands of Karpathos and Kassos.

As for other activities on the island, swimming and hiking are the only options. The countryside of Karpathos is signposted and hiking trails lead to old chapels, mountainous villages, secluded beaches, and hilltops with a great view of the sea.

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Discover the best things to do in Karpathos

  • Explore the island
    Discover the sightseeings, beaches and villages of the island.
  • Eat & Drink
    Discover our selection with the best restaurants and cafe on the island.
  • Organized Tour
    Discover unique virgin beached of the island with a tour on a private motorboat.
  • Festivals & Events
    Discover the festivals, religious feasts and cultural events on the island.
  • Shopping
    Discover some shops of interest on the island.
  • Windsurfing
    The southern beaches of Karpathos are great for windsurfing.
  • Kitesurfing
    Discover centers where you can practice windsurfing while on holidays on the island.
  • Surfing
    Learn to surf the Mediterranean waves, when the conditions offer it.
  • Scuba diving
    Over the last years, diving is a gradually developing sports in Karpathos.
  • Horse back riding
    Discover some of the wild areas of the island with a horseback riding tour.
  • Moutain Biking
    Discover mountain biking trails with some of the professionals of the island.
  • Buy a House
    Have a look in our list with real estate agencies in Karpathos that can help you find or construct your perfect home there.