Karpathos is a very special Greek island, with unique character and vivid tradition. Particularly famous for its nature, Karpathos has many exotic beaches. The most beautiful beaches in Karpathos are Kyra Panagia and Apella, both with crystal waters and relaxing atmosphere. Organized Karpathos beaches are Megali Amoopi, Mikri Amoopi, Arkassa and others. Many secluded places to swim are accessible through hiking paths, while Afiartis and Diakoftis are two beaches ideal for windsurfing.
Apart from impressive coastline, this island of Dodecanese also has traditional villages. Olympos is the most picturesque of all, while other nice villages in Karpathos are Othos, Menetes, Aperi and more. The main town is Pigadia, which is also the main port of the island. Another port for ferries is Diafani. Here are the most famous villages and beaches in Karpathos. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.