Where to stay in Karpathos? Best areas, hotels and apartments
Best areas to stay on the island of Karpathos. Recommended hotels and apartments to stay in this beautiful island of Greece.
Karpathos is a narrow and long island, measuring about 50 km by about 11 km (at its widest part). You can easily visit it by rental car and it is an ideal island for a quiet vacation, discovering its small towns and its wonderful beaches (among the most beautiful in Greece!).
Let's see the best towns, areas, hotels and apartments to stay in Karpathos:
Stay in Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos
Most of the hotels and apartments are located in Pigadia, the capital and the main port of Karpathos. What was once a small fishing village has become a town with many services for tourists. For this reason, those who want to find a lively environment with services, restaurants, bars, shops, the best option is to stay in the city of Pigadia.
A large number of venues abound along the seafront and in the narrow streets of the town. It is an area rich in services and hotels. Ideal if you want to find restaurants, supermarkets, shops, and businesses of all kinds.
Let's see the best recommended Hotels and apartments in Pigadia:
Staying in Amoopi Bay, Resorts and specialized tourism
Apartments to stay in Karpathos – Greece
In Amoopi Bay there is the highest concentration of tourist accommodation run by foreign tour operators.
It is a rich area of tourist resorts and complexes specialized in tourism. In addition there are many traditional family-run studios and apartments offering great hospitality and comfort. Due to its location and conformation, it is one of the bays with the least wind on the island of Karpathos.
It is a small town where you can take a relaxing vacation with beautiful beaches.
Let's take a look at some of the best accommodations in Amoopi:
Staying on the West Coast of Karpathos
On the west coast are the seaside towns of Arkasa, Finikas and Kato Lefkos. In these places you can appreciate a more authentic atmosphere than the other populations of Karpathos and they are very good as bases for touring the island, especially if you travel by car or motorcycle. There is not much to do at night, ideal for a quiet dinner and a walk in the center.
Arkasa's tourist facilities range from luxury hotels to family-run hotels, apartments, studios and simple rooms for rent. In the village there are bars, restaurants, supermarkets, rental agencies, a pharmacy and other types of shops.
Finiki is a fishing village where you will find taverns with a menu based on fish and shellfish. obviously fresh. Kato Lefkos lies in the middle of three small bays with very similar fine, soft white sand beaches. Peace and serenity reign here too.
Stay in Olimpia and Diafani, the northern part of the island
Small town of Olympia – Karpathos
Until a few years ago the towns of Olympos (Olympia) and Diafani, in the northern part of Karpathos, were completely isolated from the rest of the island. Today, they are more accessible places, although they have retained their authentic character. Olympia is located in the mountains, with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Diafani is the second port of the island, with beautiful beaches, and that nostalgic flavor of a world that no longer exists. They are small towns with few accommodation options, but they certainly know how to give emotions of lost times.
Looking for authenticity and solitude?
There is a very curious house in the northern part of Kartaphos, a typical Greek house, old and far from everyone. The best thing is that it is practically on the beach, it can only be reached by boat, with antique decoration and furniture. To feel like old fishermen in a lost place in the world! If you are looking for that kind of experience, do not miss this wonderful Greek house:
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