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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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 Vento Isolano Luxury Suites
Featuring a swimming pool, free bikes and a garden and views of the pool, Vento Isolano Luxury Suites is located in Kyra Panagia and provides accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Archipelagos Apartments
Located on Karpathos’ historic village Arkasa, Archipelagos Apartments offers self-catering studios and apartments with large balcony. more...
 Sound of the Sea
Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness center, Sound of the Sea is just 1148 feet from the closest beach. It offers self-catering accommodations with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Renata's Villas
Located 0.6 mi away from Pigadia Beach, Renata’s Villas offers modernly furnished apartments which open out to a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Harbour View Apartments
Located a 14-minute walk from Afoti Beach, Harbour View Apartments offers accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Finiki Studios
Finiki Studios is located in Karpathos, a few steps from Finiki Beach and provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, as well as access to a terrace. more...
 Summer Breeze
Located in Arkasa in the Dodecanese region with Agios Nikolaos Beach nearby, Summer Breeze has accommodations with free private parking. more...
 Lux View Villas
With sea views, Lux View Villas is set in Katodio and has accommodations with a kitchenette. All units feature air conditioning and a TV. A patio with mountain and sea views is offered in each unit. more...
 Maistrali Studios
Maistrali Studios are located in Diafani on the northern part of Karpathos. The property offers studios with unobstructed view to the sea and free internet. more...
 Arkasa Palace Boutique Villas
Just 1640 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Arkasa Palace offers sea-view accommodations and an outdoor pool. All rooms have private balconies and are elegantly decorated. more...
 Alona Luxury Villas
Located 492 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach and 1640 feet from Arkasa Village, Alona Luxury Villas offers a tennis court. This self-catering accommodations features free WiFi. more...
 Althea Boutique Hotel
Just 492 feet from Small Amoopi Beach, the elegant Althea Boutique Hotel features a snack bar and minimalist-style studios with balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. Karpathos Town is 1.2 mi away. more...
 POSEIDON
Located in Karpathos, a few steps from Finiki Beach and 1.3 miles from Agios Nikolaos Beach, POSEIDON offers free WiFi, a terrace and air conditioning. 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...
 Odyssey Hotel Apartments
Located in Pigadia, Karpathos’ capital, this hotel offers a rooftop terrace with a panoramic view to the port. Rooms lead onto large balconies with views of the Aegean Sea or the mountains. more...
 Aegean View Studios
Located a few steps from Fragkolomnionas Beach, Aegean View Studios offers a garden, a private beach area and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Porfyris Studios and Apartments
Located within 1640 feet of Pigadia Port in Karpathos Town, Porfyris Apartments features accommodations with a flat-screen TV. Complimentary WiFi is featured. more...
 White House Hotel-Apart
The traditionally-built White House Studios is centrally located in Pigadia Village of Karpathos, within 328 feet from the beach and just 66 feet from restaurants and shops. more...
 Alkioni Hotel
Featuring spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, Alkioni offers fully furnished accommodations just 55 yards from the lovely Finiki Beach. more...
 Little Paradise Suite Arkasa
Located 1.3 mi from Finiki Beach, Little Paradise Suites Arkasa offers accommodations with a patio, as well as a garden and a terrace. A fridge and kettle are also offered. more...
 MELTEMI APARTMENTS
Offering garden views, MELTEMI APARTMENTS in Karpathos has accommodations and a garden. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Montemar Studios & Apartments
Just 492 feet from the beach of Arkasa, Montemar is surrounded by palm trees and bougainvilleas. It features apartments with a furnished balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea and the hills of Karpathos. 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...
 Aeolia suites
Located in Karpathos, a 15-minute walk from Afoti Beach and 1.7 miles from Vathipotamos Beach, Aeolia suites provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace. more...
 Anemolia Villa
Located just an 11-minute walk from Fokia Beach in Karpathos, Anemolia Villa provides a getaway with a garden, outdoor pool, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. more...




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