Karpathos Pigadia

General information

Pigadia Village Karpathos: Pigadia is the capital and main port of Karpathos. It gathers a population of about 2,500 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and fishing. The settlement lies around the natural port. The town displays an important collection of traditional houses built by nobles and Greeks who came back from the US. On the left side of the entrance of the harbour dominates a rock where the ruins of the ancient acropolis of the island can be seen.

In the heart of this attractive small town, visitors will find all the public services of Karpathos as well as plenty of local shops.The narrow alleys and the beautiful houses with their red tiled roofs and balconies make Pigadia a charming place that impresses every visitor in Karpathos.

Some of the most interesting sightseeings are the Acropolis of ancient Posidio, the ruins of a paleoChristian basilica, the monumental tomb in the cave of Neptune and the small museum of the town. Long sandy beaches are stretching north of Pigadia. All kinds of accommodations can be found in Pigadia as well as various taverns, cafes and a few bars.

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Sound of the Sea

3 keys

The Sound of the Sea is a small 4-star family-owned holiday apartment complex with a full-service spa, fitness room, tennis, playground, and 1 children pool and one for adults. It offers 3 types of accommodation, studios, suites, and maisonettes all sea view. Relax and enjoy the beautiful garden ...

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Alimounda Mare

Luxury

On a quiet cove in the area of Pigadia, the beachfront Alimounda Mare Hotel offers 5-star accommodations and a large infinity pool. It includes 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a gym, and spa. Alimounda guests are accommodated in elegant rooms and suites and receive a bottle of wine upon arrival. Each ...

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Konstantinos Palace

Luxury

You will find Konstantinos Palace at Pigadia, Karpathos, only 500 m from the center of the town, in the Afoti area. It is a hotel with 150 rooms, featuring modern design, just in front of the sea. At the Konstantinos Palace you can be accommodated in one of our 131 rooms or 8 suites. All rooms are ...

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  • elenadiev 25 Jun 2008
    Plenty of things to do
    Pigadia is the capital of Karpathos. Nice and small town. It was pretty much what I got through when I was surfing your pages and photos. And what I was looking for, certainly!! Not many inhabitants, I can say that the tourists were more than the permanent inhabitants of the island. However, good service at hotels and taverns. Tasty food and generally low prices, in comparison to other islands that we went after Karpathos, such as Rhodes and Kos which were more expensive. Certainly go, you will find plenty of quiet things to do. Swim in Ammopi, take the boat to go to
    beaches around the island, walk to the pine-tree forest close to Pigadia and eat by the sea. Just one recommendation: make a open cinema in Pigadia. It would greatly fit to the vibe of the island.

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