Karpathos airport: everything you need to know

Karpathos airport: everything you need to know

Not everyone expects Karpathos to have its own airport because the island is so small. Yet Karpathos does indeed have an airport. Officially it is the Karpathos Island National Airport, but is often called Karpathos Airport and for those who want to know, its IATA...

Discover Karpathos by bus

Discover Karpathos by bus

Exploring Karpathos by bus? Of course you can! Although we prefer to recommend renting a car on Karpathos, we understand that not everyone wants or can do so. Fortunately, then, the bus is also an option! In this article we will tell you more about travelling by bus...

Wind on Karpathos: Are they really that strong here?

Wind on Karpathos: Are they really that strong here?

On Facebook there are several groups about Greece and every time someone has a question about Karpathos, there are always about 10 people who shout: "DO NOT GO TO KARPATHOS, THE WIND IS ALWAYS SO EXTREME AND YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING". We don't want to say that it doesn't...

How is the weather on Karpathos?

How is the weather on Karpathos?

Over the past year, we have tracked the temperature, wind force, wind direction and rainfall each day. We have processed this information in handy tables and hope to give you more information about what to expect from the weather on Karpathos. Of course, the weather...

Hiking on Karpathos

Hiking on Karpathos

Karpathos is known as the island for hikers. Hiking on Karpathos is amazing. Unspoiled landscapes and breathtaking views. Don't forget the smell of all the herbs the island has to offer. Karpathos has so much to offer for hikers and especially in the off-season you...

Online shopping if you live on Karpathos

Online shopping if you live on Karpathos

In the Netherlands, we were so used to it. Need something quick? Bol.com. Need a Christmas present? A quick google search and you could order it online in no time. Buying books? Amazon.co.uk. And everything is always at home within 1-4 days. Now that we live on an...

Renovating our house on Karpathos

Renovating our house on Karpathos

When we bought our house on Karpathos in 2017, we didn't actually change anything. However, now that we live there for much of the year and it really is our home instead of a holiday home, it was time for the big renovation. The house was built in 2007 as a holiday...

Getting married on Karpathos, Greece

Getting married on Karpathos, Greece

Unfortunately, it is already over, but we look back on a wonderful wedding on 'our' island. Because how cool is it to get married on Karpathos in front of your best friends? 10 September 2022 was the big day & in this blog we tell you more about it. What did our...

From Karpathos to Kasos by boat: A daytrip.

From Karpathos to Kasos by boat: A daytrip.

Yesterday we went to Kasos by boat for the first time(!). The plan had been on our list for so long, but each time the holiday was over and we hadn't been. So yesterday it was high time: a day trip to Kasos. In this blog, we take you through our day and how you too...

Karpathos town the capital of Karpathos

Karpathos town the capital of Karpathos

The capital of the Greek island of Karpathos is Karpathos Town, but it is also often called Pigadia. You can read all about this place in this blog! Were is the capital of Karpathos located? Karpathos' capital is located on the eastern side of the island. From the...

Profitis Ilias hike with Art & Walk

Profitis Ilias hike with Art & Walk

It's here: my very first blog on The Karpathos Guide! Usually, Athina is always the one to write the blogs, but since she did not join the Profitis Ilias walk, it was my turn to write a blog. Enjoy! Gathering before the hike Last summer, I went hiking with Art &...

Public transport and taxis on Karpathos

Public transport and taxis on Karpathos

No need for a car or other means of transport? Then take public transport to explore the island.Transport and taxis on Karpathos Public transport on Karpathos is perfectly affordable. You pay between €2 and €7 per ride, this of course depends on the distance. From...

Rent a quad on Karpathos

Rent a quad on Karpathos

Renting a quad bike on Karpathos is great fun! Just keep in mind that quad biking is 'tough'. It requires much more strength and concentration than driving a car. After a day of quad biking, you will soon be exhausted. We therefore recommend renting a quad for one or...

Car rental on the Greek island Karpathos

Car rental on the Greek island Karpathos

On Karpathos, of course, you can choose a hotel in Pigadia without a car. Just lazing on the beach near your hotel for 8 days. Yet we find that quite a waste, because Karpathos has so much more to offer. Renting a car on Karpathos is a must! Is renting a car on...

Mosaic workshop on Karpathos with Art&Walk

Mosaic workshop on Karpathos with Art&Walk

Fancy a creative activity during your vacation on Karpathos? Go for a mosaic workshop at Art and Walk on Karpathos! Last vacation we participated in this workshop. Read more about our experience here. Want to book this workshop directly? Take a look at this page of...

Hiking on Karpathos with Art&Walk

Hiking on Karpathos with Art&Walk

Karpathos is known as a perfect destination for hiking and nothing could be further from the truth! Especially in the months of April, May and October it is nice for hiking. The temperature is more pleasant then and it is nice and quiet on the island. On Karpathos,...

Mountainbiking on Karpathos with ION

Mountainbiking on Karpathos with ION

October arrived and finally, the time came to go mountain biking on Karpathos. Those of you who follow us on Instagram have seen that this was planned before, but unfortunately, it didn't happen until 2 times. The first time because of clouds and the other time,...

Vegan options on Karpathos

Vegan options on Karpathos

Oh Yum! Greek cuisine, delicious! When we think of Greek cuisine, we mainly think of olive oil, feta cheese and meat. Lots of meat! Gyros, souvlaki, bifteki, you name it! If you are vega(n) or suffer from an allergy, this can really be a challenge. But in practice,...

Buying a house abroad : this is how we did it!

Buying a house abroad : this is how we did it!

I regularly get the question "may I ask how you bought a house in Karpathos?". Logical too, it is of course special to buy a house abroad, especially at our age. Still, we don't see buying a house abroad as impossible. In fact, I think a lot of people could do the...

5x our favorites restaurants on Karpathos

5x our favorites restaurants on Karpathos

We regularly get private messages asking where we think you should definitely eat and last week was another hit ;). Therefore, we thought it would be fun to share with you our favorites restaurants on Karpathos. The 5 restaurants below are all different restaurants...

The best accommodation for your honeymoon to Karpathos

The best accommodation for your honeymoon to Karpathos

Greece is a destination often chosen when it comes to honeymoons. Logical, because it is relatively close, it is incredibly romantic and (generally) affordable! In this blog we take you through why Karpathos is a perfect island to celebrate your honeymoon! So if you...

Nude beaches Karpathos

Nude beaches Karpathos

Nude sunbathing and swimming is not for me. Just because I am 1, too prudish and 2, because I can't see how tanned I am. Everyone who knows me knows how much I like to have a 'who got tanest' contest 😉 . Yet there are people who do enjoy nude recreation. But is it...

5 Romantic spots for couples on Karpathos

5 Romantic spots for couples on Karpathos

Greece is all about romance. Not surprisingly, an awful lot of couples go to the Greek islands! Still, some places are extra special. This is our top 5 most romantic places on Karpathos. Enjoy 🙂 #1 Romantic dinner at Poseidon with a full moon Poseidon is a delicious...

6x Free activities to do on Karpathos

6x Free activities to do on Karpathos

There are lots of free activities on Karpathos that you can do while on vacation there. In this blog I share with you my 6 tips. Enjoy! #1 Kali Limni The Kali Limni is the highest mountain on Karpathos. From Volada you can hike up here (1.5 hours +/- there and back)....

Visit the Acropolis during a city break in Athens

Visit the Acropolis during a city break in Athens

Athens is a great city. Last year Vincent and I spent a few hours in this metropolis during a layover and we really enjoyed ourselves. First thing on the agenda while we were there: a visit to the Acropolis in Athens. You can read all about this wonder of the world in...

The 1st e-book about Karpathos

Karpathos travel guide

Our digital Karpathos guide contains 200 pages with all the information you need to plan your vacation to Karpathos and have the perfect time here! From practical info to the prettiest beaches and tastiest restaurants!

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