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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

Pigadia:

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:

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.

Olympos:

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.

Vourgounda:

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.

Lefkos:

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.

Diafani:

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.

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                                                                            Karpathos Villas & Apartments (37)

                                                                             

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                                                                            Peaceful stay on a lovely island

                                                                            4 of 5
                                                                            The house is as advertised. It is perfectly clean, well maintained and the host is very helpful. It was great for us as a young couple and would be superb value for a family. Karpathos itself is a lovely island with great beaches and a fun town in Pigadia, where there are a good selection of restaurants and shops. Apella beach (20 min drive) in particular was fantastic, with good snorkelling and a great quality taverna. For information, booking this house probably requires a hire car (which is recommended anyway given that the best beaches are spread across the island) so that you can best get around the place.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                            Brilliant

                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                            Superb apartments and spotlessly clean. Good location short walk to the beach and restaurants. Also ideal for the hiking trails. Minas and Flora are brilliant hosts and will do anything for you. Also have lots of local knowledge and information. Would highly recommend booking.
                                                                            • Review Submitted: Feb 03, 2016
                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2015