Where to stay around Karpathos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 46 holiday lettings near Karpathos. From 15 apartments to 15 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Karpathos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Karpathos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Karpathos. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Karpathos Port: 46 holiday lettings
  • Chapel of Agia Fotini: 46 holiday lettings
  • Lefkos Chapel: 46 holiday lettings
  • Church of Kira Panagia: 46 holiday lettings
  • Karpathos Surf Club: 41 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Karpathos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Karpathos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 15 apartments in Karpathos. Our other popular types of Karpathos holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Karpathos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Karpathos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Explore Karpathos on your next holiday.

    Discover the island of Karpathos on an exciting Greek adventure. Located in the far south Aegean Sea, Karpathos is filled with unique archaeological and cultural finds not seen on other Greek islands. This relatively isolated island has retained myriad older traditions, including a dialect that more closely resembles ancient Greek. The island is very important to Christian pilgrims, containing many important sites, especially pertaining to the Apostle John.

    When planning a holiday here, a Karpathos holiday rental is often a budget-friendly and relaxing solution. HomeAway offers a wide variety of choices, for individuals, couples, families and large groups. For smaller groups, couples, or small families, HomeAway recommends one of the seven Karpathos apartments available. For larger families and groups, HomeAway has a villa in Karpathos. This amazing property has a stunning view of both the city and the sea, and sleeps six in total. This property is affordable and offers a variety of amenities.

    And for those travellers who yearn to explore other nearby islands, HomeAway also offers great holiday homes on the island of Rhodes.

    Things to do


    Karpathos' capital city Pigadia lies on the coast and is also home to the city's main port, and was once the ancient city of Possidion. Enjoy the signature regional dish of pasta with onions and cheese. The Archaeological Museum overlooks town and includes early Christian artefacts. The open-air theatre features summer entertainment.


    Amopi beach is located on the southeast side of the island. You will find lots of tourist accommodations within walking distance to Amopi. The beach is particularly popular for those with arthritis, known as a place of healing for rheumatism because of the curative properties of the sand.


    The village of Olympos is located on the north side of island. Built in the 7th century, this town is fairly isolated, and as such, has retained many interesting customs, including the dialect, which is related to ancient Greek dialects. The town is home to an open-air museum where one can sample regional crafts and cuisines.


    The ancient city of Vourgounda is home to columns and ruins of the ancient city walls of the city of Brykountos. The village is very important to ancient Christian culture. The Church of St. John the Baptist is located in an underground cave containing a marble baptismal font from the early Christian period.


    The area of Lefkos was first established in the 5th century, but was then given up in the 7th century because of its vulnerability to foreign attack. It was later resettled in the 20th century as tourist destination. Because of its ancient past, there are many important archaeological finds here, such as early Christian basilica ruins and a roman cistern.


    Visit the village of Diafani. Located close to Olympos, this charming village has a beautiful Neptune fountain with a dolphin in the middle, constructed by a local artist. Several windmills and a contemporary church with many frescos make Diafani a must-see.

    Weather in Karpathos

    Weather in the Grecian isles is warm and stunning all year round. In the south Aegean Sea, strong winds called the Meltemi can sometimes prohibit activity, particularly sailing and spending time on the beach. Avoid the beaches on Karpathos' western coast during high wind conditions. Summer temperatures in the mid-30s and winter temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C create ideal holiday conditions year-round on this enchanting Greek island.

    Travel to Karpathos

    Travel to Karpathos has never been easier! Fly into either Rhodes Airport (RHO) and take the ferry or fly to Karpathos itself, into Karpathos Island Airport (AOK). Daily flights are scheduled to Rhodes, Athens, Crete, and Kasos daily. Depending on plans, renting a car on the island of Karpathos may or may not be necessary. Taxi rentals are not expensive, and boat taxis may be more practical.

    Attractions in and around Karpathos

    First time in Karpathos and looking for places to see? Don't miss landmarks such as Chapel of Agia Fotini, Church of Kira Panagia and Lefkos Chapel. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Pigadia Beach and Amoopi Beach or experience the natural beauty of Petra Poua Chai Wildlife Reserve and Agios Epifaneios Makri Gialos Wildlife Reserve. Fun activities in the city include Karpathos Port and Port of Diafani. Discover Kastelia Beach, Finiki Beach or Kira Panagia Beach while exploring the city during your stay. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Apella Beach, Potali Beach and Monument of Heroic Sailors.