Your Guide To Karpathos

Discover Karpathos through our expertly crafted guide

Paradise on earth

Karpathos island is a true paradise on earth. A wild, rugged stretch of land imposing with pride in the southeastern entrance to the Aegean sea, awaiting its visitors to discover the secrets that made National Geographic magazine feature Karpathos in the 25 top destinations to visit in 2023!

Karpathos island offers something for everyone! The wild beauty the steep rocky hills with the plethora of all types of pristine, crystal-clear beaches make it an ideal destination for those seeking thrill and adventure during the summer months. 

Hidden past the beautiful sights and crystal clear waters, is a history and culture that has survived and evolved over the last 2000 years, since the days of Tetrapolis and the Dorian settlements in Vrykounda, guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding culture and history seekers.

For Greek cuisine lovers, Karpathos will introduce you to highly specialized culinary delights with a plethora of local dishes, pastries and treats.

 

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~4,000

population

Pigadia

capital

1,283 m

highest elevation

217 km

coastline

100+

beaches

Karpathos Intl (AOK)

airport

4500+

lodging options

2100+

places to eat & drink

Deep dive into Karpathos island

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Attractions

Karpathos is a stunning Greek island that offers a wealth of attractions for visitors to enjoy including beautiful beaches, traditional villages, hiking and outdoor activities, historic sites and ruins, local culinary delights and much more, enough to satisfy even the most demanding visitor.

Beaches

Karpathos boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea, known for their crystal-clear waters, soft sand, and stunning scenery.

History

Karpathos has a rich history that is reflected in its many ancient ruins and historic sites. The island's capital, Pigadia, is home to several ancient ruins, including the remains of a Hellenistic wall and a Roman aqueduct.

Culture & Tradition

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Villages

Karpathos is home to several traditional villages that have managed to preserve their unique character and customs. Olympos is one such village that is famous for its distinctive architecture, traditional dress, and folk music.

Getting here

There are a few different transportation optons available when it comes to getting to and around Karpathos island.

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Gastronomy

The island's cuisine is characterized by fresh local ingredients, simple preparations, and an emphasis on seasonal produce and seafood.

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Ecotourism

Karpathos Island is an ideal destination for ecotourism due to its unique natural environment, rich biodiversity, and cultural heritage. Discover sustainable tourism practices that respect the island's natural and cultural resources while providing visitors with a meaningful and authentic travel experience.

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Activities & Tours

Activities

Karpathos Diving Center
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Scuba diving for beginners

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Karpathos Diving Center
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Scuba Diving for certified divers

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ION Club Chicken bay Karpathos, Karpathos, Greece
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Windsurfing for beginners

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Kathy's Island Retreat, Karpathos, Greece
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Yoga Sessions

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Pigadia, Karpathos, Greece
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The Valley Walk

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Church of Agia Kyriaki, Karpathos, Greece
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Ayia Kiriaki walk

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Limniatis Cave, Karpathos, Greece
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Limniotis cave hike

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Art and Walk, Pini, Volada, Greece
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Creative mosaic workshop

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Tours

Saria Island, Greece

The island of Saria

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Karpathos Island

The famous beaches

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Olympos, Karpathos

The fabulous village, Olympos

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Ypsus Private Boat Tour

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KARPATHOS

Do locals speak English?

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Can I get to Karpathos via ferry boat?

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Can I get to Karpathos via ferry boat?

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Which airlines fly to Karpathos?

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When is the summer holiday season in Karpathos?

The summer holiday season in Karpathos traditionally runs between the middle of April until the end of October each year. The vast majority of the tourism sector is in full force during this period.

When is the summer holiday season in Karpathos?

The summer holiday season in Karpathos traditionally runs between the middle of April until the end of October each year. The vast majority of the tourism sector is in full force during this period.

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TUI Austria continues to support Karpathos

Continuing on their ongoing efforts to improving the promotion of our island, Karpathos was visited by two groups of TUI Austria travel agents again this year, in order to gain first hand experience of the island and gather new data for future promotion efforts.

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