Join a walking tour of the valley surrounding the city of Pigadia, follow the goat paths and olive fields, and discover all the natural beauty that the area offers!
Enjoy a walking tour among the natural beauties of Karpathos, take in the best views of the Aegean sea, and visit the Agia Kyriaki chapel!
Time-worn Olympos is the jewel in Karpathos' rugged crown. Perched atop a perilous mountain ridge, this hilltop hamlet is a living museum where locals still wear traditional embroidered costumes and ancient ways of life are still very much alive. Sophia, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Olympos is a land apart which existed more or less in isolation for so long that linguists come to study the dialect here, which has ancient roots. Even today, with visitors from all over the globe, locals guard their heritage fiercely. Traditional crafts, music and farming are all an important part of daily life here.' Setting off from Karpathos harbour, we'll cruise along the coast to the port town of Diafani, where a bus will be waiting to whisk you into the arid hills of the northwest to explore the hub of Greek culture and cuisine that is Olympos. Sophia says, ‘It might be small, but there's lots to see. Craft workshops, a museum, historic windmills and several tiny Orthodox churches are scattered through town. Don't miss the richly decorated Ekklisía Koimíseos tis Theotókou church.'After free time to explore the pastel-blue and beige alleys of Olympos and perhaps have some lunch, enjoy those dazzling views down to the sea one last time before the return transfer to Diafani. Here, you'll have some time to stroll the seaside promenade, watch the boats come and go as you relax with a drink in a bar or head to the beach for a dip. Next, it's back on board the boat for the return trip to Karpathos Town.
Enjoy a guided hike off the grid in the Karpathian wilderness of Lastos. Enjoy total immersion in the quietness of this beautiful landscape.
Take part in a fun and relaxing art workshop and bring home your self-made work of art!
With its blue coves backed by wild mountains, Karpathos is a destination of choice for those in the know. Set sail for a full day cruise to the island's best and secret beaches – ones that can't even be reached by car. You'll drift along the coast, soak up some sun and cool off with swims at beautifully remote spots on the way.
Named after an ancient Greek princess said to be as beautiful as Helen of Troy – the face that launched a thousand ships – Saria is one drop-dead gorgeous Dodecanese Island. Cruise across to this uninhabited island where the day is yours to swim in bluer-than-blue bays, sunbathe on footprint-free sands, or hike along the coast.
There are plenty of ways to see a sunset in Karpathos, yet nothing quite beats dinner in a traditional Greek taverna as day turns to night. But first, you'll tour time-forgotten villages and hillside hamlets, all with that classic whitewashed look. Highlights include a visit to an open-air museum and the Temple of Virgin Mary in Mesochori.
Leave the bustling Karpathian capital behind for the day with this guided walking tour to Ayia Kiriaki. Accompanied by knockout views over the Aegean Sea, make tracks through the countryside to this tiny chapel. Like a well-wrapped gift, the simple, stone walls hide something special inside – there's barely an inch of space uncovered by colourful religious art.
With its warm waters, colourful caverns and an abundance of marine life, the Karpathian Sea makes a great place to scuba dive. Whether this is your first dive or your fifth, you'll take to the waters to discover what lies beneath with an experienced guide.
One of the biggest Dodecanese Islands, Karpathos' scenery is as epic as Homer's Illiad. In fact, it's even mentioned in the ancient Greek poem. Trek through wild mountains, olive groves and pine-clad valleys with a four-hour guided walking tour. Along the way, you'll try the local herbal tea, visit the red-domed chapel in Menetes, and get plenty of photos, too.
For an off-the-beaten-track wine tasting experience in Karpathos, look no further. In the hills of Volada, close to the highest mountain on the island we'll enjoy the views from 600m above sea level. You'll start with an easy 45 minute nature walk before sitting down at the vineyard for the wine tasting. Try four organic, locally produced wines - one white and three red. There will be snacks that compliment the wine available. You'll have the opportunity to buy the wines and other local products such as olive oil and herbs.
Enter the Greek underworld with a tour of Limniotis Cave – Karpathos' most impressive cave system. It's a tough hike to get there, but you're rewarded with knockout views over the Aegean and facts about nature from your guide. And once inside, you'll explore a labyrinth of spiky stalactites and stalagmites, getting wow-factor photos along the way.