Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Karpathos Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Karpathos Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Karpathos Island areaThis Karpathos Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Karpathos Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryIf you want to control your journey by yourself, you can rent a car or a motorcycle. Roads in major cities are quite nice, but in the suburbs, the prime coat predominates. With a rented car, you can also travel by ferry. The cost of paying for such a transportation is extremely high; it’s at least 80 euros. Carrying a motorcycle will cost as much as a passenger ticket. It is also possible to rent a bicycle. However, not everyone will be able to move around a city, as the relief of Greece is very hilly. Moreover, there are no dedicated bike lanes. Although, car drivers are quite respectful of the two-wheeled members of the road traffic. … Open
Nature and parks of GreeceSamaria Gorge is the largest in Europe; its length is about 18 kilometers. It is located on the island of Crete that is one of the most picturesque islands in the country. There is the national park of the same name. The gorge was inhabited since ancient times. You can still find the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Artemis; in the 4th century BC, it housed the city of Tarra. The park has a rich flora and fauna. The forest is inhabited by a rare Kri-Kri goat, which can be found only in the mountains of Crete. Among the animals in the park, you can meet badgers, wild cat, marten, and various birds. … Open
Photogallery of Karpathos Island sights
Our guide to Karpathos Island
Cultural excursion through Karpathos Island - things to see
Arkasa is an ancient settlement, there are still remains of its ancient Acropolis. It is built on rocky cliff. You can come here and explore the old streets and houses. Moreover, there are still fragments of the early Christian Basilica, built between the 4th and 6th centuries. Aperi, the ancient capital of the island has remained in its made-up state. Pigadia is the capital of Karpathos. It is not rich with … Open
Top hotels with reviews
Travelers who are planning a holiday in Arkasa should pay attention to Euroxenia Royal Mare; it’s located in close proximity to Saint Nicholas Beach. This is a major resort with numerous playgrounds, swimming pools and recreation areas, as well as play zones for children. The hotel is in a short distance from the bustling resort center, so it’s characterized by very calm and relaxed atmosphere. There is … Open
Attractions and active leisure
Windsurfing is available for beginners and experienced sportsmen on the island. But it is not the only popular activity here. There are more ways to have an active holiday. You can try waterskiing or rent a hydrocycle. Those who want to experience something breathtaking should try banana boat or tubing riding. There is even a chance to try difficult but entertaining sailing. Furthermore, you can rent a mountain … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
The best fish dishes are served in psarotaverns. Don’t miss the chance to taste local stewed octopus, taramasalata and oysters. You can buy a fish and ask to cook it in a tavern. Fish is stewed, fried and boiled here, so choose what you like most. Moreover, cuttlefish, squid and mussel dishes are popular on the island. There can be «k» or «kat» indications in front of the name of the dish. These … Open
Traditions and mentality of Karpathos Island
Siesta plays a great role here. Try to plan your shopping because almost all the shops are closed from 2 to 5 o’clock. Locals spend their free time sleeping or lying on the beach. It is customed in Greece to make the most of life. They won't spend much time trying to earn money and move up the career ladder. Greeks can easily spend a large sum of money on a beautiful and useless thing or an evening in a … Open
Travel guide to Karpathos Island
Kyra Panagia is, without a doubt, the most beautiful beach on the island. This beach has wonderful soft and white sand. Magnificent rocks surround the beach, creating a striking contrast with the white sand. Fans of surfing also have a suitable beach on the island – Afiartis. There are strong waves almost all year round there, so no wonder that sportsmen love to spend their time there. The large beach has … Open