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Karpathos Island Information

The mountainous island of Karpathos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean located at the southwest part the Dodecanese complex along with the island of Kasos. It is positioned between Crete and Rhodes and is the second largest island of this complex with an area of 301 square kilometers, a coastline of 160 kilometers and a population of around 7500 people.

The island is notable from its variety, contrast and harmony with prosperous morphology with deep valleys, steep cliffs, headlands, forested areas which come to an end at beaches. Karpathos comprises 10 villages which maintain intensively the traditional style of the island. In the South east part of the island there is Pigadia(Karpathos), the capital and main port. The capital is surrounded by the villages of Aperi, Volada, Othos, Pyles, Arkasa and Menetes. In the North part of the island there is Spoa, Mesochori and Olympos the last village in the North of the island, of great folkloric and architectural interest.

The architecture, the rich internal decoration of the houses and the famous feasts compose a unique setting on a worldwide basis.

Karpathos Island

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Only eight kilometers from Pigadia town, Aperi used to be the island’s capital from 1700 to 1892 while the first high school on the island was built here in 1932. Currently the village is the seat of ...
Arkasa is located sixteen kilometers from the capital of Karpathos on the Southwest side. Built on two hills overlooking the sea with its green nature, stunning beaches and important historic ...
Built at an altitude of 350 meters Menetes village is only eight kilometers away from the capital and is inhabited since archaic times. The closest beach is that of Ammopi where their is vivid ...
Mesochori village together with Spoa and Olympus are the upper villages of Karpathos and it's situated in the middle of the island around 34 km from the capital. An incredibly figurative village and ...
Olympos village is a very known for its traditional and folklore lifestyle. The village is located 58 kilometers from the capital of Karpathos and is reachable by the main paved road from Pigadia or ...
Located right after Volada village and twelve km from the capital it has one of the most breathtaking view in Karpathos island overlooking the southern part. Only 350 people living in Othos which are ...
Pigadia is the capital and main port of the island, located beside a rocky hill, also known as Karpathos. It is a relatively new city with about two thousand residents and It is built in the same ...
Pyles villages is the smaller village on Karpathos Island. It's located on the western side of the island and has a panoramic view to the neighboring historical island of Kasos and the mountains of ...
Spoa village is built at an altitude of 350 meters and it has about 200 residents. It is located at 24km from the capital and it combines laced beaches, mountains and trees while visitors can watch ...
A small village roughly ten kilometers from the capital, located at an altitude of 440m among the villages of Aperi and Othos. Volada is a beautiful village with exceptional house aesthetics that ...
Achata beach is a wonderful and quiet beach with the deep blue waters and fine pebbles compose the image of Agate. Only a few kilometers away north-east of from the town of Pigadia it is located ...
Afoti is one of the three beaches in the capital town of Karpathos Island, Pigadia. A very long nice sandy beach with umbrellas and sunbeds, situated right next to the beaches of Xenonas and Vrontis. ...
Located at the south west part of the island at the village of Arkasa It is a beautiful sandy beach famous for it's waves. Organized beach suitable for families as there are showers, restaurant, sun ...
Apella beach situated at the east coast is of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean sea and many times awarded. The water is crystal blue and deepen from a point on wards. Pine trees are ...
A magnificent combination of big white pebbles and white golden sand, shallow waters and turquoise colors offer an exotic natural scenery. Waters are shallow and there are successive small beautiful ...
Diakoftis is located in the area of Afiartis near the airport about 21 km from Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos. The white golden sand and the emerald waters is a combination that has creates a ...
A rich sand beach and pebble with emerald waters beach lying in a small cove right between the mountains. Located 14 km north of the capital of Karpathos and close to Apella beach the spectacular ...
Located 31 kilometers nw of Karpathos capital, Lefkos has three successive beaches two of them with white sandy beaches and crystalline waters ideal for families and kids. Gialou Chorafi is the main ...
Megali Amoopi is perfect for a family gathering where the waters are calm, shallow and safe. Situated 7 km south of the town of Pigadia and between Votsalakia beach and Mikri Amopi. Ammoopi is a ...
Situated right next to Megali Ammopi the name Mikri Ammopi means small as it is relative a lot smaller than the other beaches in the area. Although this small beautiful bay has sandy beache with ...