There are a few different transportationopitons available when it comes to getting to Karpathos island, Greece...

Getting to Karpathos by air

The most convenient way to reach Karpathos is by flying into Karpathos Island National Airport (AOK).

Internationally, there are a number of holiday charter carriers, like our partner TUI, that connect directly to Karpathos from major airports across Europe and the Middle East.

Domestically, several airlines offer domestic flights to Karpathos from Athens International Airport (ATH) and other major Greek cities. The flight duration from Athens to Karpathos is approximately 1 hour.

Getting to Karpathos by sea

There are ferry routes from Piraeus to Karpathos all year round. Karpathos has two ports with the most popular of which, being in Pigadia.

The island has many connections in the South Aegean islands, such as Kasos, Rhodes, Crete, Chalki, Kos and Kalymnos.

In recent years, cruise ships and sailboats have been approached due to the construction of the new marina on the island.

Getting around Karpathos

Transportation on the island of Karpathos primarily relies on roads, as it is the most convenient and accessible way to get around.

The island has a reliable bus network that connects the main towns and villages. The buses run regularly and are a cost-effective option for traveling between different areas of Karpathos. The main bus station is located in Pigadia, the capital and largest town of the island.

Taxis are available on Karpathos, particularly in Pigadia and other major tourist areas. They are a convenient way to travel around the island, especially if you prefer more personalized transportation. It is advisable to agree on the fare with the taxi driver before starting the journey.

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