Holidays in Karpathos

Karpathos Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Karpathos: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Karpathos? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Karpathos travel, tourism info

Karpathos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese group and is located in the Carpathian Sea between Rodos and Crete. Karpathos maintains its traditions and the authenticity of villages more than any other island in the Aegean. In the village of Olympus the women continue to wear local traditional costume revealing their strong ties with Carpathian traditions. The Karpathos coastline has a great variety of beaches to suit all requirements, organised or isolated, large and small - some rocky, others sandy or pebbled.Karpathos or Pigadia, as it is also called, is the capital and the main harbour of island. Neptune Cave, Pefkodasos (pine forest) and the Church of Agios Kyriakis, from where the views are astonishing, are just some of the sights not to be missed. An ideal destination for those that want to enjoy their vacation in a traditional place and take part in the local festivities.

Karpathos useful info

Karpathos Council +30 22450 22294
Olimpos Council +30 22450 51203
Police Station +30 22450 22224
Tourist Police Station +30 22450 22212
Hospital +30 22450 22228
Port Authority +30 22450 22227
Airport +30 22450 23101
 


Holiday packages, Offers for Karpathos

Holiday packages for Karpathos

Greecehotelholiday.com, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Karpathos. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Rodos. to create your own unique holiday.

 

Karpathos Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Karpathos

Book your ferry tickets for Karpathos online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Karpathos

Karpathos's ports, Pigadia and Diafani, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, like Chalki, Anafi, Kassos, Rodos, Santorini to both ports and Heraklion(Crete), Sitia (Crete), Milos only to Pigadia, by ferry boat or sea-taxi.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Karpathos

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Karpathos, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Karpathos

The Karpathos airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Karpathos airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Karpathos Airport is the national airport "Ammoopi" (Karpathos - National Airport "Ammopi") located in the Afiarti in southern Karpathos, 15 km south of the town of Karpathos.

Flights to Karpathos

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Karpathos are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 1 hour,20 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is only Olympic Air.

International flights

International passengers will reach Karpathos via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Karpathos change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Karpathos

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Karpathos. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Karpathos, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Karpathos

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Karpathos (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Karpathos

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Karpathos (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Karpathos

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Car rental in Karpathos, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Karpathos, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport (Karpathos - Airport) and to the city center.These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Karpathos. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and special places of interest in Karpathos

Excursions and tours in Karpathos

Starting with archaeology, there are remains of the acropolis at Arkasa which was built by the Mycenaeans after their arrival on the island during the 14th century BC. As for museums, the Folk Museum of Karpathos is located in the attractive village of Othos, in the traditional house of Varikas and Aristotle Stavrakis, which is a typical example of the fine Karpathian houses. Also, there are some extremely beautiful churches, like the church of Panagia. This church is the largest one in the picturesque village of Olympos (north of Pigadia). It is an imposing church very richly decorated. The Church of the Assumption stands in the village of Menetes, or Menites, and was built during the 19th century. It is the most famous church on Karpathos and particularly interesting to see because it has columns which used to belong to the Early-Christian basilica of Agia Anastasia that used to stand in the village of Arkassa. The Church of Agia Sofia,  the ruins of this early Byzantine church lie in the village of Arkassa and are of great interest for their magnificent architecture. Finally, Neptune Cave and Pefkodasos (pine forest) are places you must visit.

Places of interest in Karpathos

The island has some beautiful beaches such as: Agios Nikolaos Spoas, Agios Nikolaos Arkassas, Leftko or Panagia, Pigadakia, Makrigialos and Agios Minas.

Thematic tours in Karpathos

Karpathos is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

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Restaurants and nightlife in Karpathos

Karpathos is home to a great selection of restaurants and tavernas, where you can enjoy a wide range of Greek and international cuisine. Also,  is famous for its great entertainment and nightlife, where you can find a great selection of cafes and bars operating all over the island.

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