• Karpathos

Karpathos

This remoted, mountainous island, has remained pretty unspoilted by tourism. Do not miss to visit the isolated Olympos, the traditional village built at 250 m hight of N Karpathos.

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Name of place: Karpathos

Capital: Karpathos (or Pigadia)

Basic tourist information
  • This remoted, mountainous island, has remained pretty unspoilted by tourism.
  • Do not miss to visit the isolated Olympos, the traditional village built at 250 m hight of N Karpathos.
  • If you like diving, at Karpathos you will find many interesting sites as Navagio (with a German ship wreck), Ahata (with the pirates cave and the crystal clear waters)
  • Alternatively if you fancy hiking, there are many official paths (KA1 – KA17) to explore
  • Round August 15th, there is a big celebration for the feast of Panagia with traditional music and food.
  • Apella is a vast sandy bay, with crystal clear waters full of pines, at about 16km of Pigadia.


Main port
  • Main port name: Pigadia
  • Mooring: on the outside of the mole. Be careful for at about 60 meters away from the quay, there is a chain on the bottom.
  • Shelter: the harbour is open to the meltemi (N winds) when there are strong gusts.
  • Services: 
    • On the W side of the harbour there is a marina which offers water and electricity -but is not finished yet.
    • Tavernas and mini market.


Alternative bays
  • Pigadia bay. Just off the harbour of Pigadia. It offers very good shelter from the meltemi but is open to S winds.
  • Amorfos: Anchor on the N side on sandy bottom. Good protection from the winds.
  • Finiki and Tristomo offer good protection from the meltemi
  • Amoopi. Very attractive U shaped bay on the E coast, with 2 separate beaches the big and more touristic and the small one, with a chapel celebrated on June 29th. Sheltered from the meltemia. There are taverns, bars, shops. At the big one, at Votsalakia, you can swim naked if you like nudism.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Port Authorities phone number  Hospital Police Tourist police
+30 22450 22227  +30 22450 22228 +30 22450 22222  +30 22220 91274