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 place as the ancient town Potideo. Pigadia is a modern state and the buildings do not follow any traditional architecture nonetheless the harbor and the marina with its colorful boats ensure a happy first impression. Pigadia extended clean beaches attracts many visitors in the summer who can enjoy swimming with all the modern comforts. Visitors can approach other isolated beaches, closed gulfs and ports by car or by boat from the main harbor. The capital is the most organized tourist region in the island with hotels and rooms to let and as the sun goes down there are a lot of bars and clubs that will entertain visitors until next morning.