Whatever you cannot reach easily becomes a lust. Whatever is isolated from modern lifestyle hides a mystery. Wherever people welcome you with warmth reminds something from the old Greece. This is Karpathos. An island near the borders, full of contrasts. It is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands’ complex, set between Rhodes and Crete. Figure oblong, mountainous terrain, just a sharp ridge on the continental shelf of the Aegean Sea with an undeniable personality. It offers everything generously! Numerous and uncontaminated beaches, wild and inaccessible mountains, pure traditions that last until nowadays through customs of villages, such as Olympos, Menetes, Piles, archaeological wealth inherited from the years of the ancient “Tetrapolis” (Four Cities). Works and days of people who gave the island its unique identity, over there, in mitata (stone huts) and windmills, farmlands and anchorages. Furthermore, a diffuse tidiness and nobility and a tourist infrastructure that meets the needs of the most discerning visitor.
The village of Lefkos includes several well organized sandy beaches, like Lefkos, Frangolimnionas and Potali. Here is where the boats to the island of Sokastro sail, which is located directly opposite to the village. During the past few years, the area has known a mild tourist development, providing several accommodation and entertainment options.
Access to the beach of Diakoftis may be quite difficult, but the uniquely beautiful contrast between the white sand and the emerald waters will absolutely reward you. Make sure to bring with you all the necessary equipment for your day on the beach, as the beach is partly organized.
Apella is a beach in the southeastern part of Karpathos, which has been voted twice as the best beach in Europe. Access to the beach is achieved either by sea or by the road. The surrounding rocks are full of beautiful pine trees, which slope down to the sea.
The small village of Kyra Panagia was developed because of the beach, one of the most famous and beloved of the island. Fully organised, this beach is ideal for families since the waters are very calm. Check our the several local taverns, which are located near the beach.
The sandy beach of Damatria is considered one of the most beautiful in the island. It has a fine golden sandy beach with clear emerald waters. Right across the beach, lies the small island of Mira.
AGIOS NIKOLAOS, ARKASA
The beach of Agios Nikolaos is a well-organized beach close to Arkasa. It is located very close to Arpathea Villas. It has beautiful white sand and is great for playing in the gentle waves generated by its shallow waters.