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Karpathos Island

Karpathos is one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands located midway between Rhodes and Crete where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean. It's the third largest island in the archipelago after Rhodes and Kos but despite having its own international airport Karpathos has remained mercifully unscathed by the ravages of mass tourism. It may not stay that way for much longer because an increasing number of international visitors are now discovering the many delights of Karpathos - rugged mountains concealing centuries-old unspoilt villages, beaches which are some of the finest in the Aegean and working windmills in which the local women still grind their own corn.

You can fly directly to the island from several UK airports and other European destinations and regular Olympic Airways flights connect Karpathos with Athens (one and a half hours) and the neighbouring islands of Rhodes and Kasos. The mainland port of Piraeus is a 19-hour ferry ride away. Ferries also connect the island with Crete and Rhodes which is the main connection hub for the other Dodecanese Islands

Ferries dock at the island's main port and capital, Pigadia, in the south east corner of the island. The airport is 18 kilometres south west of Pigadia at the southern tip of the island but there's no bus service connecting the two so if you're arriving by air you'll need to take a taxi or arrange your own transport.

Pigadia is a modern town and burgeoning tourist resort at the southern end of scenic Vrondi Bay which is a three kilometres stretch of sand extending north west along the coast from the main harbourfront. You'll find plenty of lovely beaches to the north and south of the capital, along the south east coastline, and over on the west side of the island.

A rugged mountainous spine divides the wild northern part of the island from the lower-lying, more fertile and populated southern end. For centuries the two halves of the island developed completely independently of each other - even today there's no decent road joining the two and the best way to get from one to the other is by boat.

Besides the wonderful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the south east of Karpathos, the other main attraction of Karpathos lies in the north at the extraordinary village of Olymbos where time seems to have stood still (except for the tourists!). Perched on a bleak 600-metre ridge, this remote 15th century village was virtually cut off from civilisation for centuries and even today remains a strange mix of the modern and medieval.

The older women still dress in elaborately embroidered traditional costumes with headscarves and goatskin boots. They grind corn in the local windmills, bake bread in outdoor communal ovens and speak a strange dialect which includes words from Dorian times, hundreds of years BC. In some cases they still preserve the ancient "matrilineal" system of inheritance whereby the mother's property is passed down to her oldest daughter.



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 Two Goats Villas
Featuring mountain views, Two Goats Villas features accommodations with a garden, around 8.1 mi from Pigadia Port. more...
 Parasol Luxury Hotel & Suites
Located a few steps from Pigadia Port, Parasol Luxury Hotel & Suites in Karpathos offers a restaurant. Featuring a bar, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Althea Boutique Hotel
Just 492 feet from Small Amoopi Beach, the elegant Althea Boutique Hotel features a snack bar and minimalist-style studios with balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. Karpathos Town is 1.2 mi away. more...
 en lefko
En lefko is located in Lefkos Karpathou and offers a terrace. The property is 10 miles from Karpathos. The villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom and a living room. more...
 Vento Isolano Luxury Suites
Featuring a swimming pool, free bikes and a garden and views of the pool, Vento Isolano Luxury Suites is located in Kyra Panagia and provides accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Blue Sea Studios
Within 1969 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach and amid a small garden, Blue Sea Studios consists of of self-catering accommodations with mountain, garden or Aegean Sea views. more...
 Montemar Studios & Apartments
Just 492 feet from the beach of Arkasa, Montemar is surrounded by palm trees and bougainvilleas. It features apartments with a furnished balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea and the hills of Karpathos. more...
 Theros Luxury Villas
Located in Karpathos, 5 miles from Pigadia Port, Theros Luxury Villas has accommodations with air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Arkasa Palace Boutique Villas
Just 1640 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Arkasa Palace offers sea-view accommodations and an outdoor pool. All rooms have private balconies and are elegantly decorated. more...
 Miraluna Aparthotel
Just a 5-minute walk from Potali Beach, Miraluna offers self-catering studios and apartments with views of the garden and the Aegean Sea. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access and barbecue facilities. more...
 Casa Jokaste
Located in Karpathos, within an 11-minute walk of Afoti Beach and 1.6 miles of Vrontis Beach, Casa Jokaste offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace. more...
 MELTEMI APARTMENTS
Offering garden views, MELTEMI APARTMENTS in Karpathos has accommodations and a garden. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Amore Kastellia
Amore Kastellia is located in Amoudi and offers a bar. This self-catered vacation home features a garden. The vacation home consists of 1 bathroom and a living room. The vacation home has a terrace. more...
 Hotel Karpathos
Centrally located in Pigadia, 656 feet from the port, Hotel Karpathos features air-conditioned accommodations with balcony. more...
 Summer Breeze
Located in Arkasa in the Dodecanese region with Agios Nikolaos Beach nearby, Summer Breeze has accommodations with free private parking. more...
 Aphrodite Hotel
APHRODITE HOTEL is set in the center of Olympos and offers units with balconies that overlook the Aegean Sea. All rooms offer a mini fridge, an electric kettle and a private bathroom with a shower. more...
 Lux View Villas
With sea views, Lux View Villas is set in Katodio and has accommodations with a kitchenette. All units feature air conditioning and a TV. A patio with mountain and sea views is offered in each unit. more...
 Aegean View Studios
Located a few steps from Fragkolomnionas Beach, Aegean View Studios offers a garden, a private beach area and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Anemos Guest House Karpathos
Offering free WiFi, Anemos guest house is located in Ólympos. The rooms come with a balcony. At the guesthouse, rooms include a terrace. more...
 Amaryllis Hotel
Just 656 feet from Xenonas Beach, Amaryllis is centrally located in Pigadia Village, filled with taverns, café-bars and shops. more...
 Alimounda Mare Hotel
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. more...
 Archipelagos Apartments
Located on Karpathos’ historic village Arkasa, Archipelagos Apartments offers self-catering studios and apartments with large balcony. more...
 Blue Horizon Studios
Enjoying a peaceful location, just a 3-minute stroll from Potali Beach, Blue Horizon Studios offers apartments 2297 feet from the city center. more...
 Serenity Villa Karpathos House With Private Pool
Located in Karpathos, just 2.8 miles from Pigadia Port, Serenity Villa Karpathos House With Private Pool has accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi. more...
 Hotel Finiki View
Just 330 ft from the sea, Hotel Finiki View features a panoramic pool with views of Finiki Village, the sea and the Karpathian Mountains, and sea-view rooms. more...




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