10 Best Things To Do in Karpathos, Greece [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla August 19th, 2020 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Karpathos, Greece soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Karpathos with suggested tours!

10 Best Things to do in Karpathos, Greece
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Karpathos or Carpathos is an island in Greece and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. This island is blessed with an abundance of beaches that are truly breathtaking. The untouched tradition and custom of Karpathos are also one of the reasons why people love spending time here. This is the place where you could enjoy the Greek atmosphere seeing the natural beauty of nature and the endless blue of the ocean water!

List of Best Things to do in Karpathos, Greece

1. Damatria Beach

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One of the most beautiful beaches in Karpathos. It’s a huge natural swimming pool with crystal clear water enclosed in a scenario that cannot be described. If you are looking for relaxation it is the ideal place, you can only hear the sound of the sea and the wind. There are no bars or taverns on the beach, so if you plan to spend the day there, just take your necessities with you. The beach is pebbly, but the seabed is sandy and slowly degrades, unlike many other beaches on the island.

2. Achata

 

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A small pebbly beach equipped with about 25-30 umbrellas and sunbeds. The beautiful sea where you can go swimming to see a very suggestive cave. It is worth staying there for a full day bath.

3. Kira Panagia Beach

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A wonderful beach of mixed sand, pebbles, crystal clear sea, and crazy panoramic view from the church on the mountainside. It is also an organized beach that is easily accessible.

4. Diakoftis Beach

 

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Diakoftis is ideal for those who love the sandy beach. It consists of two opposite beaches at a distance of 100 meters between them which are located right next to the airport of Karpathos. Both are equipped with rentable umbrellas and loungers.

5. Kali Limni

 

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See an awesome view, from the highest point of the island. After about 2 hours walking through beautiful and rich nature, you will arrive at the top of the Kali Limni. When you go here, you should also stop by at the Thanassis Tavern, they have mouthwatering dishes that you’d definitely love!

6. Folk Art Museum

This museum is small but at the same time very comprehensive in terms of the variety of exhibits about the traditional life in Karpathos and more specifically in the village of Menetes. Here, you can see the traditional tools and old photos.

7. Archaeological Museum Karpathos

The museum is located in a central part of the capital. It is a small and well-organized museum that covers some finds from Karpathos, from the late Neolithic period 4000 BC to the Middle Ages. It has a very beautiful collection of archaeological remarkable findings of Karpathos. The explanations are with signs in English and the visit takes little time.

8. Lefkos Beach

 

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Lefkos is a fine sandy beach with a slowly descending seabed ideal for children. Near the beach, there are numerous clubs and restaurants where you can find any type of dish.

9. Pigadia Beach

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Offers absolute tranquility, an efficient refreshment point with a beautiful view of the port of Pigadia, are the characteristics of this strip of beach that’s a few steps from the town center. You should go to Pigadia Beach to experience the calmness.

10. Agios Minas Beach

 

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Excellent secluded beach with quite difficult access. The water is crystal clear but deep, so pay attention to small children if you’re traveling with them. It also has a small tavern that will meet the basic requirements for food as long as you are not in a hurry.

Where to stay in Karpathos, Greece

Budget Hotel

Amaryllis Hotel

10 Best Things to do in Karpathos, Greece

Amaryllis is centrally located in Pigadia Village, filled with taverns, café-bars, and shops. Studios and apartments at Amaryllis Hotel include air conditioning and a TV. Each has a kitchenette with a fridge and cooking hobs. Some units feature a seating area.

Price: Starts at $35 per night for Studio, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Anemolia Villa

10 Best Things to do in Karpathos, Greece

Anemolia Villa offers a getaway with a garden, outdoor pool, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. The villa features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. The nearest airport is Karpathos, 10 km from Anemolia Villa.

Price: Starts at $216 per night for Villa with Sea View, includes taxes and charges, but it’s non-refundable.

These are the possible things you can do in Karpathos, Greece. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Karpathos.

How to go to Karpathos, Greece from London

Via Aegean Airlines: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Heathrow – Athens – Karpathos

Ticket Price: £119.39

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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