Karpathos Island Travel Guide

  • trees bend but never break, Karpathos
    trees bend but never break, Karpathos
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  • Manari beach, Karpathos
    Manari beach, Karpathos
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  • Gerakas cave, Karpathos
    Gerakas cave, Karpathos
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Karpathos Island Things to Do

  • Diafani & Vananda

    Visit the northest fish village of Diafani, 26 klm away from Spoa village, about an hour ride.There you can catch a boat ride to the island of Saria, north of Karpathos.If you don't want to swim in Diafani beach you can take a 3klm road - 10 minutes - to Vananda beach which would be even more quiet.again, snorkeling is never disappointing on the...

  • Agios Minas beach 1

    On the east coast of the island, on the road from Spoa village to Olympos village there are two exits towards the beach of Agios Minas. Both follow narrow, unpaved roads for about 3-4 klm down to the beach, but it is really worth the trouble!Local say that the path from the second exit is a little better to drive.Just before you reach the beach,...

  • Ammopi: beaches and restaurants

    Ammopi is the largest village on Karpathos, Pigadia excluded. Actually it has not a real centre, but just a group of tourists facilities. Nevertheless, I would raccomend to go there, both for the fancy restaurants and for the stunning bays and beaches.

  • visit Olympos

    Olympos is unique on the island, as it is the only mountain village on the island. Its shape is really pictoresque, a sort of amphiteather of white and blue houses. Olympos has been isolated from the rest of the island for many years, as there is just one white road. I have been told that such a road will be asphalted soon (Septembre 2010) so, in a...

  • Beaches_Aya Panaya

    This is also a very nice beach, no sand but small stones, two sunbeds and umbrella costs 5 Euros, two nice tavernas.

  • Beaches: Apella

    This is definitely my favourite beach in Karpathos, although not sandy. Reachable by car, parking is free (like everywhere in Karpathos) and to stay on the beach as well. Of course, if you want to stay on the sunbeds under a sunumbrella, you'll pay 6 Euros for a full day. Half day prices are not quoted.Sea water is crystal and of an intense light...


Karpathos Island Restaurants

  • fresh seafood & more

    Meltemi taverna-restaurant is run by Nikos, a local who, as many people from this island, has lived and worked in the U.S and has returned to his homeland.The restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood and other greek and local dishes , with good quality first ingredients, reasonable prices and respect to the place and the people. During our stay,...

  • at the eye of the wind

    The locals call it "the eye of the wind".Exactly at the crossroads, in the middle of the island, where the wind blows the strongest and it is the ideal place to build and operate a windmill.There used to work five or six of them, now their ruins stand to remind of people's hard work to cultivate the land and feed from it....This cafe-restaurant,...

  • great seafood and fish

    In Karpathos the best places where to eat fish are in Finiki. We tried two and were both fantastic. Demetrios has an amazing terrance on the sea, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset (in Pigadia you are on the wrong side). Food is also excellent and relatively cheap for European standards. We had a very tasty grilled fish mix


Karpathos Island Nightlife

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    Lyra & Friends: cool music, drinks & waves

    by EviP Written Aug 14, 2014

    Lyra & Friends is a picturesque cafe-bar In Lefkos village, the first shop to meet on the small marina.
    It is a cozy place to enjoy drinks and conversation with cool music accompanied by the sound of waves.

    Dress Code: casual

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Karpathos Island Local Customs

  • Folklore Museum of Othos

    Othos is the village with the highest altitude in Karpathos, 510 meters and has its roots in the Middle Age. It has a panoramic view to Pigadia and the sea, two coffee shops-restaurants, one exactly opposite the other, the Folk Museum and a local crafts/souvenir shop. The Folklore Museum of Othos Karpathos is housed in a small traditional house in...

  • Olympos traditional village

    Olympos or Elympos is the only remaining traditional village in the island of Karpathos. It is found at the northern part of he island and has a vast view of the mountains and the sea. People there are very fond of tradition but have also been acquainted with touristic know-how.The village is the most picturesque on the island, with colorful, clean...

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    KARPATHOS food is not the original in...

    by GEORGIADESM Written Apr 1, 2004

    everybody make local food????
    in FINIKI they have everyday 300 kilos with fresh fish ,WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD FOR FISHING ???
    makaroynes FOOD in OLYMPOS VILLAGE???
    TAXI ????

    Unique Suggestions: WATCH THE PRICES ,dont pay the same plate double ,look the size they give ,TRY THE FOOD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF KARPATHOS IF YOU CAN

    Fun Alternatives: just be careful

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Karpathos Island Off The Beaten Path

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    Boat ride to remote beaches

    by EviP Written Aug 12, 2014

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    Karpathos is a greek island of raw, overwhelming natural beauty, of crystal clear waters and rocky hills where plants stubbornly stay alive against all odds ...
    To be a part of that for a while it is worth taking a boat ride to visit some small bays that the crowds don't easily reach.
    Reaching the beach Agios Nikolaos of Spoa village, at the local tavern named "Votsalo" (greek for pebble), ask for Vasilis. Vasilis is a fireman who owns a motorboat and when he is off duty takes small groups of people from Ag. Nikolaos to wonderful places to swim nearby, At the tavern you can see photos and ask for details.
    The trip (to & from) is EUR20 per person, a little expensive but undoubtedly worth it!
    Manari, Cha, Ag. Giannis are a few of the amazing places you get to see....
    The places are unique for diving and snorkeling, too!

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Karpathos Island Favorites

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    Karpathos Guide Mobile Application

    by EviP Updated Aug 14, 2014

    Favorite thing: All the magic of Karpathos in a mobile application created by locals who love their island and to travel.
    It doesn't require an internet connection, it works offline

    For information click here > http://karpathos.in

    To download the app for free, click here :
    - for android > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps4mags.karpathos
    - for iphone > https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/karpathos-guide/id887184276?ls=1&mt=8

    Karpathos Guide Mobile Application
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    • Historical Travel
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    • Beaches

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