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Karpathos Island

Karpathos is one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands located midway between Rhodes and Crete where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean. It's the third largest island in the archipelago after Rhodes and Kos but despite having its own international airport Karpathos has remained mercifully unscathed by the ravages of mass tourism. It may not stay that way for much longer because an increasing number of international visitors are now discovering the many delights of Karpathos - rugged mountains concealing centuries-old unspoilt villages, beaches which are some of the finest in the Aegean and working windmills in which the local women still grind their own corn.

You can fly directly to the island from several UK airports and other European destinations and regular Olympic Airways flights connect Karpathos with Athens (one and a half hours) and the neighbouring islands of Rhodes and Kasos. The mainland port of Piraeus is a 19-hour ferry ride away. Ferries also connect the island with Crete and Rhodes which is the main connection hub for the other Dodecanese Islands

Ferries dock at the island's main port and capital, Pigadia, in the south east corner of the island. The airport is 18 kilometres south west of Pigadia at the southern tip of the island but there's no bus service connecting the two so if you're arriving by air you'll need to take a taxi or arrange your own transport.

Pigadia is a modern town and burgeoning tourist resort at the southern end of scenic Vrondi Bay which is a three kilometres stretch of sand extending north west along the coast from the main harbourfront. You'll find plenty of lovely beaches to the north and south of the capital, along the south east coastline, and over on the west side of the island.

A rugged mountainous spine divides the wild northern part of the island from the lower-lying, more fertile and populated southern end. For centuries the two halves of the island developed completely independently of each other - even today there's no decent road joining the two and the best way to get from one to the other is by boat.

Besides the wonderful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the south east of Karpathos, the other main attraction of Karpathos lies in the north at the extraordinary village of Olymbos where time seems to have stood still (except for the tourists!). Perched on a bleak 600-metre ridge, this remote 15th century village was virtually cut off from civilisation for centuries and even today remains a strange mix of the modern and medieval.

The older women still dress in elaborately embroidered traditional costumes with headscarves and goatskin boots. They grind corn in the local windmills, bake bread in outdoor communal ovens and speak a strange dialect which includes words from Dorian times, hundreds of years BC. In some cases they still preserve the ancient "matrilineal" system of inheritance whereby the mother's property is passed down to her oldest daughter.



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 Two Goats Villas
Featuring mountain views, Two Goats Villas features accommodations with a garden, around 8.1 mi from Pigadia Port. more...
 Aeolia suites
Set in Karpathos Town, 1.9 mi from Pouliou To Potami Beach and 984 feet from Pigadia Port, Aeolia suites offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. more...
 Archipelagos Apartments
Located on Karpathos’ historic village Arkasa, Archipelagos Apartments offers self-catering studios and apartments with large balcony. more...
 Ardani paradise view villa with jacuzzi
Set in Amoopi, 1.6 mi from Maounas Beach, Ardani paradise view villa with jacuzzi offers accommodations with a garden, free WiFi, room service, and luggage storage space. more...
 Amore Kastellia
Featuring garden views, Amore Kastellia provides accommodations with a bar, a garden and barbecue facilities, around 984 feet from Maounas Beach. more...
 Alisachni Villas
Featuring free WiFi and air-conditioning, Alisachni Villas is located in Lefkos Karpathou. Karpathos is 9.9 mi from the property. The property features unobstructed sea view. more...
 Alimounda Mare Hotel
On a quiet cove in the area of Pigadia, the beachfront Alimounda Mare Hotel offers 5-star accommodations and a large infinity pool. It includes 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a gym and spa. more...
 Villa Diafani, Anna
Located in Diafani in the Dodecanese region, Villa Diafani, Anna has a terrace and garden views. This beachfront property has a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Hotel Finiki View
Just 330 ft from the sea, Hotel Finiki View features a panoramic pool with views of Finiki Village, the sea and the Karpathian Mountains, and sea-view rooms. more...
 Esperida rooms & studios
The family-run Esperida rooms & studios is quietly located in a lush garden with a playground and only 984 feet from Amoopi Beach. more...
 Petra House Karpathos
Located in Karpathos Town, 1.6 mi from Little Amoopi Beach and less than 0.6 mi from Pigadia Port, Petra House Karpathos offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. more...
 Irini Hotel
Located right on the beach in Karpathos Island, Irini Hotel features a swimming pool with sunbeds, umbrellas and a children's section. Free WiFi is available in public areas. more...
 AVRA STUDIOS
AVRA STUDIOS is located in Lefkos Karpathou. Free WiFi is provided. The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, electric tea pot, and a stovetop. more...
 Blue and White Studios & Apartments
Just 49 feet from Frangolimnionas Beach, in Lefkos, Blue and White Studios offers self-catering accommodations with free WiFi and balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Aphrodite Hotel
APHRODITE HOTEL is set in the center of Olympos and offers units with balconies that overlook the Aegean Sea. All rooms offer a mini fridge, an electric kettle and a private bathroom with a shower. more...
 Casa Vista Fall
Located in Karpathos Town, 1.9 mi from Little Amoopi Beach and 1640 feet from Pigadia Port, Casa Vista Fall provides air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Finiki Seaside Apartment
Located a few steps from Finiki Beach, Finiki Seaside Apartment offers a terrace, and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Atlantis Hotel
Just 66 feet from the beach, the traditionally-built Atlantis offers a swimming pool and rooms overlooking the Aegean Sea and the pool. more...
 en lefko
En lefko is located in Lefkos Karpathou and offers a terrace. The property is 10 miles from Karpathos. The villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom and a living room. more...
 Blue Sky Apartments
Blue Sky Apartments is located in Pigadia Village of Karpathos, just 656 feet from the sandy beach and within a short walk from restaurants, bars and mini markets. more...
 Sunrise Hotel
Just 164 feet from the sandy Pigadia Beach, Sunrise Hotel is 984 feet from the town center. It offers a bar and air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. more...
 Magic View Apartment-Karpathos Port Pigadia
Located in Karpathos Town, 1.8 mi from Vathipotamos Beach and 0.9 mi from Pigadia Port, Magic View Apartment-Karpathos Port Pigadia provides air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free more...
 Villa Chelidonia
Located in Karpathos Town, 1.5 mi from Maounas Beach and 3.7 mi from Pigadia Port, Villa Chelidonia offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. more...
 Nikos Hotel
Just 328 feet from the beach of Diafani in Karpathos, this apart-hotel offers self-catered accommodations with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free parking. There is also a restaurant on site. more...
 Miraluna Aparthotel
Just a 5-minute walk from Potali Beach, Miraluna offers self-catering studios and apartments with views of the garden and the Aegean Sea. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access and barbecue facilities. more...




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