The island of Karpathos looks like an elongated bridge between the islands of Rhodes and Crete and it offers a winning mix of scenery, beaches, food and cultures; making it a renowned destination in the South of the Dodecanese archipelago.
Karpathos is distinguished by its numerous rugged mountains in its northern part, its fertile fields in the South and its abundance of wildflowers during winter and spring.
Karpathos is a renowned yacht charter destination in the area and attracts many visitors who come to enjoy its stunning beaches.
Karpathos is an island with a pleasant feel and offers a comfortable mix of mountain, sea and plains. Most of the beaches offer some excellent diving opportunities while the windsurfing devotees flock to its windy southern shores to engage some fast and furious water fun.
The island’s main port and also its capital city is also called Karpathos or Pigadia, it lies on the Vrontis Bay in the North and is well-known for its long sickle of sandy beach. The town slopes up to the harbor and there are numerous red tiled roofs and balconied apartments scattered everywhere.
During a yacht charter trip in the area, especially near the harbor of the capital city, you will have the opportunity to see a wonderful array of traditional houses and also the numerous ruins of the Cyclopean walls.
There is also the beautiful church of Agia Kyriaki, where you can have a truly exceptional view of the island.
You can also visit some of the lovely coastal villages which are scattered all around the island like Ammoopi, Arkasa, Lefkos and Makris Gialos.
The charming Mesohori is also an interesting spot that is worth a visit. The village literally hangs above the sea and the mountainous village of Olympos nearby is quite impressive either.
You will have the opportunity to discover their unique architecture, their authentic atmosphere and hospitality which makes both villages welcoming places to visit.