Karparthos Airport is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the island’s capital, Pigadia.
Best Beaches of Karpathos
You will find a variety of sandy and pebbled beaches on the island of Karpathos. Your choice will no doubt depend on your personal preference, but don’t forgo the rocky ones as they are truly stunning.
Situated in a tranquil cove, this family friendly beach is great for outstanding views coupled with a quiet day out.
If you are looking for a beach with a few more facilities, there are plenty of sunbeds alongside some excellent tavernas where you can grab a bite to eat.
Argilopotamos and Arkassa Beach
Both of these beaches suffer from windy conditions, which may not sound like the perfect beach day to some. If however, you are a keen windsurfer, or even prefer just to watch, this is a fantastic place to travel to.
Explore Karpathos' Traditional Villages
Drive to the northernmost village accessible by road; Avlona. Peaceful and picturesque it’s a small farming village and a fantastic starting point for a hike to Tristomo or Vroukounta.
On your way stop at Olympos, a very traditional village with some fantastic souvenir shops and an array of excellent restaurants.
Arkassa, on the west of the island is located only 16km away from Pigadia. Make sure you check out the beautiful mosaics.
Discover Historical Karpathos
If you are looking to uncover the history of Karpathos, then Pigadia is a good place to start. The Cave of Neptune is worth a visit, then journey to the Chapel of Agia Fotini. Spend some time locating the neoclassical buildings including the Port Office and Customs House.
Travel to Lefkos where you will find the remains of Roman aqueducts, then complete your historic tour by travelling to Agios Nikolaos, the location of a monastery.