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.