Attractions In Karpathos

Explore The Attractions Of Karpathos
Acropolis of Arkesia, Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In 1923 excavations in the area of Arkasa discovered the remains of and acropolis at the Church of Agia Sofia (previously Agia Anastasia). Mosaics, a graveyard and some inscriptions from the later period remain, so do ancient columns.

Agia Kyriaki, near Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Not far from Karpathos’ main town, the attractive church of ‘Saint Sunday’ is perched on a rock that offers spectacular views of the nature all around.

Agia Sofia, Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This church is considered a special one in Karpathos and was built of the ruins of another church dating from the 6th century that was dedicated to Saint Anastasia. Note its unique building style and architecture.

Agios Konstantinos of Mellaina, Diafani area
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Visit a deserted church that’s three or four centuries old lying on a hilltop in an isolated area. Accessed from a dirt road 1.5 km from Diafani towards Olympos. Needs a strong car or a long hike after some point.

Agios Mamas, Avlones (Menetes-Arkitsa road)
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Built in the 11th century and decorated with impressive frescoes in the 14th century, this historic Byzantine church is one of 14 churches in Karpathos with ancient wall paintings.

Agios Onoufrios Church, Olympos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Here’s a tiny stone-built church above Olympos built from the stone of another church from the 19th century that visitors to the traditional town like to visit. It affords a breathtaking view of the village from up high.

Ancient Basilica and Kiln in Lefkos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Remains of an early Christian church emerged during excavations at Lefkos some 50 years ago, complete with mosaics and parts of a large apse, indicating a flourishing civilization between the 1st and 7th centuries AD.

Ancient Potidaion or Posidaion, Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This ancient city where the capital of Karpathos lies today thrived in Roman and early Christian times. However, it was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic and early bronze period, revealing a wide variety of remains and surprising finds.

Aperi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In the greater region of the village of Aperi there are remains of what today is known as the Castle of Aperi and of an ancient acropolis. The Tomb of Diogenis in Lori can also be found here.

Archeological museum of Karpathos, Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Let this little museum dating from the Italian occupation of the island before WWII take you back thousands of years in time. Situated in a classical building, this museum boasts objects from prehistoric times up to the Neolithic era.

Byzantine remains in Diafani
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Above the picturesque village of Diafani with the island’s second port, there are remains of a Byzantine bath in an area known as Kampi. On higher ground there are remains of a Paleo-Christian basilica.

Church of Agia Sofia, Saria
Dodecanese / Karpathos

The island of Saria north of Karpathos is uninhabited but is home to a church surrounded by ancient ruins. Archeologists claim that a church from the 5th century AD also existed on this site.

Church of Agios Ioannis, near Vroukounta
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In a cave near the town of Vroukounta lies a church is built on the remains of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite or Artemis. Ask about the celebration that takes place there at the end of August.

Church of Agios Loukas, near Volada
Dodecanese / Karpathos

A very interesting little church lies in the heart of a cave outside Volada. Sadly the church is not in the best of shape, but you can still see some impressive old hagiographies (religious paintings) on the walls.

Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Olympos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Known in Greek as Kimissis tis Theotokou, this is the largest church in Olympos. It is famed for its biblical hagiography and gold-laden elements. An attractive bell towers adds to its charm.

Church of Ypapandi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

White and blue characterize this gorgeous church with a majestic bell tower that is almost more Latin than Greek, complete with six bells. You’ll find it in the village center standing gloriously.

Folklore and Archeological Museum of Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Recent history and ancient history come together in this tiny museum right in the center of the village of Arkasa. It holds archeological finds from the acropolis of Arkasa and the Church of Agia Anastasia (today the Church of Agia Sophia).

Folklore Museum, Menetes
Dodecanese / Karpathos

The attractive village of Menetes not far from Pigadia unveils a range of household and agricultural paraphernalia, including traditional machines built by old ironmongers and carpenters.

Folklore Museum, Othos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Another tiny museum that is magical in a way, combining mosaic floors with hand embroidered material, woodwork, rugs, furniture, traditional art and household objects. Kids will love it too!

Monastery of Agios Giorgios Vasson, near Aperi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Discover the largest and oldest monastery on the island, built in 1857. Its cross-shaped architecture is interesting to admire, but so is the gorgeous view to the Mediterranean Sea.

Monastery of Archangel Michael
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Near the village of Volada in the center of the island, this monastery boasts two small churches that are architecturally noteworthy. Many events and religious celebrations are held here.

Palaiokastro, Vroukounta
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Vroukounta was one of the island’s four ancient Doric cities. Only remains of the ancient walls are left as well as burial chambers carved into the rocks. You’ll also find parts of three Paleo-Christian basilicas and some graves. Marvel at the cyclopean walls from the Mycenaean era, and see how these were reused to build more recent structures.

Rural and Agricultural Museum, Pylon
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This tiny village museum in Pylon, a picturesque village with a view, contains interesting handmade clay and straw objects, tools and a variety of items used in everyday rural life across the island.

Saria
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This uninhabited island north of Karpathos is full of ruins from ancient times. It was also a Saracen/Arab base for Pirates dating from the 7th to 10th centuries, with remains of buildings from that era.

Acropolis of Arkesia, Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In 1923 excavations in the area of Arkasa discovered the remains of and acropolis at the Church of Agia Sofia (previously Agia Anastasia). Mosaics, a graveyard and some inscriptions from the later period remain, so do ancient columns.

Ancient Basilica and Kiln in Lefkos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Remains of an early Christian church emerged during excavations at Lefkos some 50 years ago, complete with mosaics and parts of a large apse, indicating a flourishing civilization between the 1st and 7th centuries AD.

Ancient Potidaion or Posidaion, Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This ancient city where the capital of Karpathos lies today thrived in Roman and early Christian times. However, it was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic and early bronze period, revealing a wide variety of remains and surprising finds.

Aperi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In the greater region of the village of Aperi there are remains of what today is known as the Castle of Aperi and of an ancient acropolis. The Tomb of Diogenis in Lori can also be found here.

Byzantine remains in Diafani
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Above the picturesque village of Diafani with the island’s second port, there are remains of a Byzantine bath in an area known as Kampi. On higher ground there are remains of a Paleo-Christian basilica.

Palaiokastro, Vroukounta
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Vroukounta was one of the island’s four ancient Doric cities. Only remains of the ancient walls are left as well as burial chambers carved into the rocks. You’ll also find parts of three Paleo-Christian basilicas and some graves. Marvel at the cyclopean walls from the Mycenaean era, and see how these were reused to build more recent structures.

Saria
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This uninhabited island north of Karpathos is full of ruins from ancient times. It was also a Saracen/Arab base for Pirates dating from the 7th to 10th centuries, with remains of buildings from that era.

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Agia Kyriaki, near Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Not far from Karpathos’ main town, the attractive church of ‘Saint Sunday’ is perched on a rock that offers spectacular views of the nature all around.

Agia Sofia, Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This church is considered a special one in Karpathos and was built of the ruins of another church dating from the 6th century that was dedicated to Saint Anastasia. Note its unique building style and architecture.

Agios Konstantinos of Mellaina, Diafani area
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Visit a deserted church that’s three or four centuries old lying on a hilltop in an isolated area. Accessed from a dirt road 1.5 km from Diafani towards Olympos. Needs a strong car or a long hike after some point.

Agios Mamas, Avlones (Menetes-Arkitsa road)
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Built in the 11th century and decorated with impressive frescoes in the 14th century, this historic Byzantine church is one of 14 churches in Karpathos with ancient wall paintings.

Agios Onoufrios Church, Olympos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Here’s a tiny stone-built church above Olympos built from the stone of another church from the 19th century that visitors to the traditional town like to visit. It affords a breathtaking view of the village from up high.

Church of Agia Sofia, Saria
Dodecanese / Karpathos

The island of Saria north of Karpathos is uninhabited but is home to a church surrounded by ancient ruins. Archeologists claim that a church from the 5th century AD also existed on this site.

Church of Agios Ioannis, near Vroukounta
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In a cave near the town of Vroukounta lies a church is built on the remains of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite or Artemis. Ask about the celebration that takes place there at the end of August.

Church of Agios Loukas, near Volada
Dodecanese / Karpathos

A very interesting little church lies in the heart of a cave outside Volada. Sadly the church is not in the best of shape, but you can still see some impressive old hagiographies (religious paintings) on the walls.

Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Olympos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Known in Greek as Kimissis tis Theotokou, this is the largest church in Olympos. It is famed for its biblical hagiography and gold-laden elements. An attractive bell towers adds to its charm.

Church of Ypapandi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

White and blue characterize this gorgeous church with a majestic bell tower that is almost more Latin than Greek, complete with six bells. You’ll find it in the village center standing gloriously.

Monastery of Agios Giorgios Vasson, near Aperi
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Discover the largest and oldest monastery on the island, built in 1857. Its cross-shaped architecture is interesting to admire, but so is the gorgeous view to the Mediterranean Sea.

Monastery of Archangel Michael
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Near the village of Volada in the center of the island, this monastery boasts two small churches that are architecturally noteworthy. Many events and religious celebrations are held here.

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Archeological museum of Karpathos, Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Let this little museum dating from the Italian occupation of the island before WWII take you back thousands of years in time. Situated in a classical building, this museum boasts objects from prehistoric times up to the Neolithic era.

Folklore and Archeological Museum of Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Recent history and ancient history come together in this tiny museum right in the center of the village of Arkasa. It holds archeological finds from the acropolis of Arkasa and the Church of Agia Anastasia (today the Church of Agia Sophia).

Folklore Museum, Menetes
Dodecanese / Karpathos

The attractive village of Menetes not far from Pigadia unveils a range of household and agricultural paraphernalia, including traditional machines built by old ironmongers and carpenters.

Folklore Museum, Othos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Another tiny museum that is magical in a way, combining mosaic floors with hand embroidered material, woodwork, rugs, furniture, traditional art and household objects. Kids will love it too!

Rural and Agricultural Museum, Pylon
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This tiny village museum in Pylon, a picturesque village with a view, contains interesting handmade clay and straw objects, tools and a variety of items used in everyday rural life across the island.

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Acropolis of Arkesia, Arkasa
Dodecanese / Karpathos

In 1923 excavations in the area of Arkasa discovered the remains of and acropolis at the Church of Agia Sofia (previously Agia Anastasia). Mosaics, a graveyard and some inscriptions from the later period remain, so do ancient columns.

Agia Kyriaki, near Pigadia
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Not far from Karpathos’ main town, the attractive church of ‘Saint Sunday’ is perched on a rock that offers spectacular views of the nature all around.

Ancient Basilica and Kiln in Lefkos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Remains of an early Christian church emerged during excavations at Lefkos some 50 years ago, complete with mosaics and parts of a large apse, indicating a flourishing civilization between the 1st and 7th centuries AD.

Church of Agios Loukas, near Volada
Dodecanese / Karpathos

A very interesting little church lies in the heart of a cave outside Volada. Sadly the church is not in the best of shape, but you can still see some impressive old hagiographies (religious paintings) on the walls.

Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, Olympos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Known in Greek as Kimissis tis Theotokou, this is the largest church in Olympos. It is famed for its biblical hagiography and gold-laden elements. An attractive bell towers adds to its charm.

Folklore Museum, Menetes
Dodecanese / Karpathos

The attractive village of Menetes not far from Pigadia unveils a range of household and agricultural paraphernalia, including traditional machines built by old ironmongers and carpenters.

Folklore Museum, Othos
Dodecanese / Karpathos

Another tiny museum that is magical in a way, combining mosaic floors with hand embroidered material, woodwork, rugs, furniture, traditional art and household objects. Kids will love it too!

Rural and Agricultural Museum, Pylon
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This tiny village museum in Pylon, a picturesque village with a view, contains interesting handmade clay and straw objects, tools and a variety of items used in everyday rural life across the island.

Saria
Dodecanese / Karpathos

This uninhabited island north of Karpathos is full of ruins from ancient times. It was also a Saracen/Arab base for Pirates dating from the 7th to 10th centuries, with remains of buildings from that era.

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