Karpathos is a stunning Greek island that offers several historic sites and ancient ruins, offering a glimpse into its rich past, as well as a wealth of attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Here are some of the most popular attractions that you can find on the island...

Beautiful beaches

Karpathos boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea. Having over 210 km of coastline, its 100 plus beaches comprise an unprecedented array of options that can really satisfy anyone’s taste. These beaches are known for their crystal-clear waters, soft sand, and stunning scenery.

Some of the most popular beaches include Apella Beach, Kyra Panagia Beach, Achata Beach, Ammoopi, Diakoftis, and Saint Nicholas beach. From secluded beaches to fully organized ones, the beaches of Karpathos have something for everyone.

Traditional villages

Karpathos boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea. Having over 210 km of coastline, its 100 plus beaches comprise an unprecedented array of options that can really satisfy anyone’s taste. These beaches are known for their crystal-clear waters, soft sand, and stunning scenery.

Some of the most popular beaches include Apella Beach, Kyra Panagia Beach, Achata Beach, Ammoopi, Diakoftis, and Saint Nicholas beach. From secluded beaches to fully organized ones, the beaches of Karpathos have something for everyone.

Hiking and outdoor activities

With its rugged, mountainous terrain, Karpathos is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the island’s many trails and natural landmarks.

Hike through the 4000 year old ruins on a hike path that is still used to this day between Avlona and Vrykounda in the north. 

Perfect your windsurifing and kitesurfing skills in one of the many beaches of Afiartis and experience some of the strongest surfing winds in the world.

Historic sites and ruins

Karpathos has a rich history that is reflected in its many ancient ruins and historic sites. Exploring these sites offers a fascinating journey through the island’s history and provides a deeper appreciation of its cultural heritage.

Some of the more notable sites include:

  • The Acropolis of Arkasa
  • The ancient cities of Vrykounda and Potideon
  • The Paleochristian Basilica of Agia Fotini, the Medieval Castle of Arkasa,
  • The remains of a Hellenistic wall and of an advanced Roman aqueduct in Lefkos.

Culinary delights

Karpathian gastronomy is characterized by a delightful blend of traditional Greek dishes mixed with its own unique flavors and influences.

Karpathos Island offers a range of local specialties and delightful sweets that are worth exploring. Here are some more examples of local Karpathian dishes and sweets including makarounes (the beloved handmade pasta of the island), sfougato (similar to an omelet or frittata, made with a combination of eggs, local cheese and vegetables), and psilokouloura (Hard pretzel-like bread with sesame seeds). In addition, Karpathos is home to several local cheeses like sitaka and mizithra.

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