It is located next to Kamarakia and Finiki. The beach is sandy with a clear view over Arkasa.
Emerald waters, shingles and an olive grove.
Agios Nikolaos of Spoa
Detached steep rocks divide the beach of Agios Nikolaos in two. The first beach that is bigger than the other stretches along the road with a few salt cedars casting their shadow here and there, umbrellas, tavernas and rooms to let. The smaller beach is located at the end of the road and some buildings have already appeared around it.
Agios Nikolaos of Arkasa
The beach, which is favored by many people, is located at one side of the small pass connecting the peninsula of Palaiokastro with Arkasa. It has shallow waters and therefore it often has waves.
The road is long and difficult but the beach is beautiful and secluded. Its shingles are big and dark-colored and its olive trees grow very close the the waterfront. The only drawback is the wind that usually blows over it.
Many experienced surfers prefer this beach because the waters between Kasos and Karpathos are deep at this point. The sandy beach is marvelous.
Ammos, Afoti, Vronti
This is, in fact, one giant beach that stretches from Pigadia till the electric power company facilities in the north. All three beaches are sandy with sunbeds and umbrellas and have tavernas, food carts and hotels all around them. They are favored by families.
This vacation destination is famous for its landscape morphology and the many hotels located there. Mikri Ammoopi has a dark-colored beach and a big white rock that is called Asproua and is used for swim dives. Megali Ammoopi has dark-colored rocks.
Apella is considered the most beautiful beach of Karpathos and one of the best of the Mediterranean by most of the tourists. Besides, Apella receives a commendation almost every year for the emerald and cyan waters, the small rocks that are suitable for diving “bets” and the big pines surrounding the beach. Spring waters run down the steep slopes over it and the natural landscape is trully one of the most beautiful of the Dodecanese. On your way to the beach you’ll notice to your left the chapel of Agios Loukas that is carved into the rock. There are amazing murals created in the 12th century inside it.
The beaches of Afiartis cover a distance of more than 5km and have many names. Surfers favor its enormous beaches that have hosted European games and are therefore known the world over. The first one is Vatha or Devil’s Bay, as surfers like to call it, the second one is Limni or Nikolaki Pounta-Valias, as the older islanders call it, or Gun Bay, as surfers like to call it, and the last one is Makris Yalos or Chicken Bay, as tourists call it. The names of the beaches also indicate their particularities regarding surfing.
This is one of the best beaches of the island with exquisite shingles and sand. It is located inside an enclosed bay created by the steep rocks at the end of the canyon under the mountaintop of Profitis Ilias. Up until 15 years ago there was a spring of high quality water in Ahata but it has since dried up.
This beach is near Diafani. It is quiet and has shingles. There is also running water there.
Damatria stands out from the rest of the beaches nearby with the dark-colored sand and the rocks. Its sand is white, its waters are shallow and crystal blue and it is very quiet.
The beach has shingles and is located right before the settlement. You can also reach it from Pigadia by boat or even by the liner that moors here.
The two bays near the southernmost point of the island where no wind ever blows make quite an impression on the visitor with their white, dazzling sand on a double beach/sand strip connecting a small peninsula with the rest of the island. There is no infrastructure, only a food cart. Cedars embellish the sand dunes.
It is located near Finiki. It’s better to avoid this beach when the weather is not good since – as the sign on the beach also indicates – the sea currents are pretty strong here.
The beach is amazing with crystal blue waters and trees growing next to the waterfront. You can reach it by car via a dirt road that’s in pretty bad shape and then on foot or even better by boat.
This is the beach where tourists take the most pictures. It is a sandy beach with emerald and cyan waters and the church of Virgin Mary (Panagia) standing next to it. There are some rooms to let and tavernas. A small boat from Pigadia makes a stop here. According to a legend, Kriezis (a captain of the Greek Navy during the Greek War of Independence and later Prime Minister of Greece) was passing Karpathos, after the holocaust of Kassos in 1824, and docked in the bay of Kyra Panagia. A wedding was taking place at the church and the bride and groom invited him and his crew and asked him to be their best man. After the wedding the bride took off her “colena” (two lines of gold coins) and all her jewelry and gave them to Kriezis, along with all the money that was gathered for the newlyweds, to help fund the War of Independence.
The cove and the settlement of Lefkos include many beaches, the most important of which are Potali, Lefkos and Frangolimnionas that are favored by tourists. Over each beach you’ll find rooms to let and tavernas. Many people favor the calm waters opposite the islet of Sokastros.
There it is (=nati in Greek)! ...must be what the people that first came across this secluded beach exclaimed. There is a 3km dirt road leading here but the fact that there is no one around, the seagulls squawking playfully, the sharp rocks and the shingles make this beach stand out from the rest on the northern part of the island near Olympos.
The locals also call it Thalassodentra (or Thalassopounta due to the cape that has the same name). It is located near Diafani. Many people prefer this beach because it has dark-colored sand, trees growing next to the waterfront and it is very quiet.
It is situated at the same part of the Vouvia peninsula where Pigadia is also located. It has shingles and a distinct odd rock. You can find shelter under a rock at one end of the beach.
The name Forokli comes from the taxes (=fori in Greek) that were once collected here. It has two beaches: the left one has trees, while the right and less windy one has rocks and grey sand with shingles.
This is a small beach near Ammoopi.
This beach has sand and very small shingles. There are also trees and some umbrellas provided by the taverna next to it.