This little paradise has some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean with crystal clear waters. Hidden everywhere, even though the expanded road network gives better access to a great number of beaches, some of them can still only be reached by boat. Sandy or pebbled, with emerald water or pine-filled mountains, they meet every taste. In the Afiartis area to the south there many beaches are ideal for windsurfing with many windsurfing schools and stations in the area. At the east side of the island most beaches have pebble combined with the pine-filled mountains, whereas on the west side of Karpathos beaches are usually sandy.
At Pigadia Town
Vrontis Beach: A long stretch beach at the coast called Vrontis. It has sand and pebbles covered with sun beds and umbrellas. Perfect for swimming it has many restaurants and shops surround the area. Vrontis is easily accessible on foot if you’re staying in Pigadia.
At the Village of Aperi
Achata Beach: Right next to an idyllic cove, enclosed by mountains and abundant vegetation with pebble and calm crystal sea. Visitors can find sun beds, umbrellas and a tavern.
At the Village of Volada: Apella Beach: Some years was voted as the Mediterranean’s best beach. The mixture of crystal clear waters with small pebbles and the pines trees that reach the water offer absolute tranquility.
At the Village of Arkasa
Saint Nicholas Beach: This beach is unique since there are always plenty of waves here. The beach is sandy with umbrellas, sun beds, shower and two restaurants.
Saint Theodoros: Located at the southwest part of the island it’s a beautiful and quite beach, made from small colorful stones and crystal clear blue waters. Nothing like Agios Nicholaos this beach is nearly never wind. Umbrellas, sun beds and a restaurant is available. Finiki: A small fishing village with a beautiful beach with sand and clean waters, few accommodations, cafes and taverns.
At the Village of Menetes
Mikri & Megali Amopi Beach: A small area with many beaches along the coast. Mikri Amopi a small, organized and quiet beach with fine sand and azure waters.
Megali Amopi has shallow waters, ideal for families. In both beaches there are umbrellas and sun beds available as well as shops and taverns. Damatria: A magnificent long beach with small pebbles, white sand and crystal clear emerald waters. Perfect for relaxation and nearly never windy. There is an asphalt road while umbrellas and sun beds are offered.
Diakoftis Beach: It is located in Afiartis area it’s an exotic beach with emerald shallow waters and the white sand. It’s considered one of the best beaches on Karpathos Island.
At the Village of Mesochori
Lefkos: A small picturesque settlement with three coves and four beautiful beaches with white sand and emerald waters. Potali Beach is a extended strip of small pebbles and crystal clear waters. Gialou chorafi is the main beach of the area with White sand and emerald waters. Finally the beaches of Panagias Limani and Francolimnionas just a few steps away. All beaches offer umbrellas, sun bed and restaurants
At the Village of Olympos
Diafani: A small the graphic fish village with the Pebbly beaches of Diafani and Vanata famous for their clear waters.
Agios Minas: A very beautiful wide flat-pebble beach, nestled in the heart of nature. The best way to access it is to rent a 4-wheel drive or take a boat excursion from Pigadia.