Wild and unspoiled, Karpathos' natural beauty will blow your mind. Its picturesque villages and festivals guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Karpathos Beaches


Apella Beach

At Apella, you're swimming in crystal-clear waters dwarfed by the rocky mountain mass over you. The view and feeling have healing properties.

Panoramic picture of the beach of Kira Panagia Beach on Karpathos taken behind the dome of the homonymous chapel.
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Kira Panagia Beach

Kira Panagia is a popular, organized beach with crystal-clear water and a beautiful church. Sunbeds and umbrellas available for a price.


Ammopi Beach


Three small, sandy beaches in a row. Waters are shallow which makes them ideal for kids. Hotels and restaurants are nearby.


Achata Beach

Calm beach that combines small pebbles, sand, and crystal-clear deep waters. Umbrellas and sunbeds in offer, and there is a taverna nearby.


Diakoftis Beach

White-sand beach with turquoise waters without buildings in the surroundings. However, it's close to the airport, which is both good and bad.


Ag. Nikolaos (Spoa) Beach

Ag. Nikolaos - Spoa is an organized, small-pebble beach, among the most beautiful of Karpathos. Exceptional tavernas nearby.


Limniatis Beach

Pigadia Karpathos

Large and busy, Limniatis beach is a sandy coast with bushes. When you step in the sea, you encounter rocks. Sunbeds in offer.

Karpathos Settlements



Diafani is a coastal village built in classic islandic style inviting you to capture its magic with a camera. Great food and an excellent beach.



Built on top of a mountain range this place could be an ornate Andean settlement - except surrounded by sea. Life is slow and seductively traditional.

Pigadia (Karpathos Town)

Built on top the ancient city, this port town is also the island's capital. Don't miss dining in its excellent tavernas, walks by the sea and nearby beaches.



Stroll around in its narrow streets, visit the church of the Virgin, the stone bridge. Almost every corner will welcome you with a fountain.

Arcesine (Arkasa)


A colorful and elegant settlement that provides adequate tourist services. It is built on the location of Arkesia, its ancient predecessor.



Traditional island settlement with typical Greek-island architecture, built on a high slope with an amazing view over the sea.

Karpathos Why visit?

  • Karpathos shares the same etymology with Carpathian Mountains.
  • Participating in the local festival (panigiri) is a lifetime experience.
  • More than 100 beaches and a network of 200km (77 miles) of paths.

Karpathos Museums


Archaeological Museum of Karpathos

The Archaeological Museum of Karpathos hosts exhibits from the prehistoric to post-Byzantine times. It's small but worth your visit.


Agricultural Museum of Pyles

An open-air museum that presents how farmer life was on Karpathos in the past few centuries through tools, machines, and crafts.

The front side of the Ecclesiastical - Archaeological Museum of Arkasa surrounded by archaeological findings.
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Ecclesiastical - Archaeological Museum of Arkasa

An interesting combination of religious and historic exhibits that come from Arkesia's acropolis and old churches of the island.

Karpathos Attractions

A picture of the remains of the Agia Fotini church at Pigadia of Karpathos.
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Agia Fotini Chapel (Ruins)

Remains of a Christian Basilica of the 5th or 6th AD built on the ruins of an ancient temple. The location enjoys magnificent views.