Karpathos Pigadia

Information about Pigadia

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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  • 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.