The eternal island hopping in Greece is about to reach Karpathos! Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese. It is a remote island with wild looks and ideal for nature lovers. It is considered to have some of the most spectacular and exotic beaches in Greece. Are you still looking for a summer destination? Stop what you doing and just take a look below. Karpathos has everything you ask for: amazing beaches, picturesque villages, great views and opportunities for exciting activities.
Village hopping in Karpathos
The capital of Karpathos is Pigadia. As the largest settlement on the island it has many tourist amenities. The place is lively and as you walk around the charming streets you will notice the colorful houses. Really close to Pigadia you will come across to a small village with flowered balconies, narrow alleys and colorful houses. You are in Menetes. It is nestled on abrupt cliffs which provide to the visitor amazing views. Mesochori village has different scenery. The houses are plain white and they come in perfect contrast with the blue background of the sea and the gardens with the vivid colored flowers. Here you can enjoy amazing sunsets and feel free to discover the hiking trails!
Beaches of Karpathos
Karpathos has a great variety of beautiful bays and coves that will make you fall in love with their natural beauty. Once you say to someone about your upcoming holidays in Karpathos, the first thing that will come up in mind is Apella beach. It is the most famous beach on the island and it has ranked several times among the best beaches in Greece. Don’t you want to witness its beauty with your own eyes? Apella is surrounded by high cliffs and lush vegetation. On the beach pine trees and tamarisks are spread. The water is incredibly clean and has an unforgettable emerald and turquoise color. The place is ideal for snorkeling and diving as the seabed has a magnificent sea life. Apella is organized and there is also a tavern nearby. Another popular beach is Diakoftis. It is the famous lagoon of Karpathos. Diakoftis is a beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise waters. The sea here is shallow so you can easily walk in the lagoon feel the soft sand with your feet and the sun kissing your face. You will totally relax here. Then there is Achata beach with green colored waters. The bay is small and is composed by gray pebbles. The same material continues also in the seabed. Life underwater is quite rich that makes the bay ideal for snorkeling. A well organized beach is Agios Nikolaos. The sandy bay has shallow waters that usually are wavy.
What about going literally to paradise? Now it’s time to talk about Vasili’s Paradise. It is reachable only by boat. So you proud private yacht owners you just found your secret spot of relaxation! As you sail through the light blue dreamy waters you will approach a small cove under the cliffs. The white light sand is ideal for sunbathing and the waters are crystal clear. Agios Minas beach has taken its name from the chapel that is on the top of a cliff observing the entire bay. If you visit the chapel and look to the panoramic view of the beach you will be amazed. A bay with crystal clear emerald waters and right behind it there are olive groves. The scenery is completed by the green hills that circle the region. One of the most picturesque places in Karpathos is Kyra Panagia beach. It is located close to the nice settlement Pigadia. You will swim in light blue waters and you will sunbathe on the light grey pebbles. After a long day on the beach Kyra Panagia provides to the visitor all basic amenities such as taverns and beach bars. On the contrary of the organized Kyra Panagia beach there is Psoraris beach. A pretty remote beach that is ideal for those who seek seclusion and serenity.
Are you a windsurfer or a hiker? Karpathos is for you
Karpathos is considered to be one of the hottest destinations of the Mediterranean when it comes to windsurfing. Windsurfers for all over the world come to Karpathos from May to middle of October to practice their favorite sport. The headquarters of the windsurfers is in Afiartis, a small village that is close to 3 shallow coves that have the ideal conditions for this sport. Chicken bay is perfect for you if you are a beginner and you want to try something new to remember in your holidays in Karpathos. The Gun bay is for the ones that are in the intermediate level and for the ones that are professionals they should go to Devil’s bay. The high season lasts from May to August when the Meltemia winds are arriving and are on their peak. Windsurfers aren’t the only ones that love Karpathos. Generally if you are a person of adventure then the island is just for you. The crystal clear seas and the rich sea life of Karpathos make it ideal for scuba diving. If you are lucky enough you might also meet a couple of seals. Those cute chubby animals are so photogenic. Try to capture them on their natural inhabitant with your underwater camera. You don’t have one? Then be sure that you will purchase one before your trip. You won’t regret it!
Moving on with the activities one can do in Karpathos, let’s suggest something that is has nothing to do with water. What about hiking or rock climbing? There are so many beautiful walking routes for exploration around Karpathos. The trails reveal high mountains, pine forests, secluded beaches and traditional villages. Every single step you are going to take will disclose you another story. As you might have already understood, Karpathos is a rocky island. Most of the beaches are surrounded by high abrupt cliffs. So why not go rock climbing? More than 200 beautiful routes on massive walls along the sea and caves have been discovered by dedicated rock climbers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine the view you will have as you climb on the rocks.
Villas in Karpathos
Are you as excited with Karpathos as we are? Then why not book your holidays here? Clearly there are so many things to do and the beaches are incomparable. Check these twin villas that are perfect if you are planning holidays with your other half. Villa Jupiter and Villa Mercury are ready to welcome you in the endless Aegean blue. The highlight of residences is the amazing view from the terrace. While you swim in the private pool the sea view is spreading in front of your eyes. Would it be the perfect scenery to accompany you while you are having breakfast in the morning or while you enjoy a cocktail during sunset? The interior is cozy and is full with the natural sunlight. Literally is like you have your own private retreat.