"Quick travel guide about Karpathos" Karpathos Island by coloreti

Karpathos Island Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 15 photos

Pigadia (Karpathos main town)

Beautiful bay for enjoying in the afternoon/night. Most of the restaurants and tabernas are very nice but concerning food are regular and even more expensive than in many other dodecanese islands, so may be supermarketing is a good idea and may be a greek coffee in a cafe by the sea.

Olimpo

A must. The only authentic place in all the island. Magnificent cheap acomodation in a village with narrow streets. Very friendly people. Spend at least a night there.

Diafani

This town is bosnia or beirut like the first day after the war ended. It must have been a very little town and now is growing, but almost 75% of the town is under construction so it's anything but nice. only the street by the sea is beautiful with its cafes, but my suggestion is, may be for a couple of years until they finish building, going only for the day, as there is only tranquility and beach and some quiet tabernas... this is not against the locals who are doing their best to grow, but except the sea street, the town is really HORRIBLE (there are almost 30 abandoned old cars all along the road in the entrance to the village to welcome you... awfullly awful)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:people are friendly, there are some really beautiful beaches,
  • Cons:they are new to massive tourism so everything new is soviet-like and lots of building under construction so it is not 100% charming, depending the towns; restaurants are awful concerning quality (non professional and also not good home-made)
  • In a nutshell:an island of wilderness that is opening to massive tourism... nice to explore but rough one
  • Last visit to Karpathos Island: Jun 2011
  • Intro Written Jun 17, 2011
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