Cheap Holidays to Karpathos

Karpathos, a Greek Island rich in culture and traditions, is part of a cluster of islands called the Dodecanese in the southeast Aegean Sea. Located halfway between neighbours, the islands of Rhodes and Crete. Karpathos has beauty and hospitality that is unmatched anywhere else in Greece. Despite it's beauty, it's secluded beaches and unspoilt character, Karpathos remains untouched by mass tourism.

Karpathos has beauty and hospitality that is unmatched anywhere else in Greece.

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How Hot?

Karpathos has a typical Mediterranean climate with long hot, dry summers and short, mild winters.

Average high temperatures are 73ºF (23ºC) in May and October, 80ºF (27ºC) in June and September, and 86ºF (30ºC) in July and August.

Out and About

Karpathos is one of the most beautiful and exciting places in the island world and with nice beaches, dreamy nature and pretty mountain villages, it is clear to see why.

Among the pretty little villages is Lefkos which is a little fishing village and worth a visit. The village of Aperi used to be the capital and is situated on a height of 320m, there are small churches, a little square and a fountain in the village. The mountain village of Menetes was built during the Middle Ages and has an archaeological museum, many churches and breathtaking views.

If you are looking to take in a little culture, visit Pigadia where you will find the Cave of Poseidon which is a sculptured tomb or sanctuary which is thought to be dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. Tombs from the Minoan and Mycenaean era have also been found in the surrounding area.

There are many beaches, coves and rocky shores on the island with the best beaches to be found in Lefkos, where there is even a nudist beach. There are many small beaches in Karpathos which are away from the crowds which is ideal for a quiet, relaxing day in the sun.

There are no huge departments stores to be found but there are plenty of shops if you need newspapers, clothes or basic amenities. There are many shops that sell the usual tourist souvenirs and you can also buy local honey, olive oil and wine.

There is plenty in the way of nightlife, perhaps not quite as rowdy as some resorts but plenty of bars and nightclubs for those who want to enjoy a night out. Two of the liveliest places are probably Pigadia and Karpathos.

Out for Lunch!

Karpathos serves mainly traditional Greek food in its restaurants. Bread is very popular in Karpathos coming in a variety of flavours including Armotyri - salty bread, Meriari - made of full fat, and Alevria - cookie form. The local speciality is Makarounes, a dish made up of onions and pasta. Whilst here try Bizanti, lamb filled with rice or Hontrs, minced meat with wheat.

You can dine in luxury restaurants throughout the island where you can try some of the local specialities and traditional dishes. If its a snack that you would like, then you will find snack bars on most street corners, serving traditional Greek snacks as well as International fast food.

Quick Facts

Flight Time -Flights to Karpathos will be indirect, with a change usually happening in Athens.

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed.

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Hotels In Karpathos

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Karpathos, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

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Amoopi
Votsalakia Hotel is located in the bay of Amoopi, just 50m from the beach. All the hotel rooms have sea views and guests can enjoy their breakfast in the open air cafe. ...

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Amoopi
The Amoopi Bay Hotel is built in traditional Greek island style offering great views of Amoopi Bay and its beaches....

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Amoopi
The Sofia Hotel provides a great base for a relaxing holiday, whether its time by the pool or exploring the surrounding area....

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Pigadia
The Apollo Hotel enjoys a peaceful location, surrounded by olive trees and fields, the perfect place to escape the busy crowds....

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Pigadia
Stylish and contemporary hotel offering traditional styled rooms and a central location, ideal for business and leisure travellers....

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Pigadia
Mediterranean Hotel sits across the road from it's private stretch of beach in a quiet area, surrounded by countryside. The hotel has a pools for adults and children and a walk along the beach will ta...

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Amoopi
The Argo Hotel is situated just 40m from the beach, on a slightly elevated position giving magnificent sea views. It is an ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday....

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Pigadia
The Iolkos Hotel offers simple accommodation in a convenient location close to the resort centre and within easy reach of the harbour....

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Pigadia
Offering comfortable accommodation and a convenient central location, this hotel will appeal to all guests looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday....

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Pigadia
This family owned hotel offers comfortable rooms and basic facilities with the ideal location in the town centre making this a good base for exploring the area....

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