Afiartis is one of the many villages on Karpathos. A quiet village where relatively few Greeks live. They think it's 'too windy'. And that is true, especially in the summer it can be wind force 6 to 8. A major advantage of the fact that few people live there is that every house often has a priceless view, because nothing has (yet) been built for it. We benefit from this, but also Poseidon restaurant on Karpathos (& hotel!) does this. Both the hotel (yes, all rooms!) and the restaurant have a beautiful view of Damatria beach. Angela and Ingmar are the owners of this beautiful abode and have really turned it into something very special.
The concept of Poseidon restaurant on Karpathos
Angela and Ingmar took over the hotel and restaurant Poseidon from her parents on Karpathos a few years ago. They have given the concept a whole new twist. A few years ago, the ordinary restaurant changed into a chef-worthy restaurant. Angela participated in Masterchef Greece and Ingmar worked for our Dutch Ron Blaauw : a perfect combination for dining in style.
In recent years, the hotel rooms have also been renovated and given a new look, which is completely in line with the style of the restaurant. The rooms are adapted in such a way that you can really relax. This is also possible for people who want to relax in a luxurious suite after a nice lunch at Poseidon. They have 2 real luxury suites !
Private jacuzzi with phenomenal view
We slept twice a night in the hotel and in both luxury suites to experience that feeling ???? . We take you with us to your first night of sleep in the luxury suite with jacuzzi. We were able to check in early and therefore enjoy this beautiful place for an extra long time. On arrival Ingmar takes us to the suite and shows us around.
The suite looks beautiful. The room has a wonderful bed, with an adjoining (open!) bathroom, enough cupboard space and a television with international channels (as far as you watch TV on holiday, but still ???? ). We can also make a cup of coffee or tea in the room. There is also a mini fridge. There are also beds reserved for us on Damatria beach , but the best thing is the jacuzzi.
View from private jacuzzi
You can plunge into the jacuzzi directly from your bed and from here you have a breathtaking view over the bay of Damatria. In the evening the view from the jacuzzi is also beautiful, the millions of stars in the sky give a magical feeling to a romantic evening. Great to open a bottle of wine after dinner and have a nice chat.
Have breakfast at Poseidon Blue
… waking up to the sun that shines through the room early, gives you a well-rested feeling! We start our day with breakfast in the restaurant and enjoy a few hours in the jacuzzi before we leave for the beach. At the restaurant you can choose various breakfasts that are served on a large tray per person. Also possible if you don't sleep in the hotel, but fancy a breakfast outside the door, you can go here!
In our e-book we have a discount code for breakfast at Poseidon Blue.
The restaurant is really a picture and immediately gives you a warm feeling. The restaurant is surrounded by flowers and plants and you have a beautiful view of the bay of Damatria. The menu card looks inviting. Fortunately no endless pages with moussaka, chicken souvlaki and pastitio! Don't get me wrong, they are all delicious Greek dishes, but during your holiday you sometimes want to eat something different for a day.
Each dish in its power
On the menu you will find a small selection of starters and main courses. All so different, I find the layout and taste of the dishes special. It makes the dish come into its power much more.
My favorite is turkey breast with honey mustard sauce, jasmine rice and sprouts. Sounds pretty simple, but the way it is served and tastes, you won't find it anywhere else, believe me ???? .
2021-by now my favorite dish is gone! Poseidon Blue changes their card every year (partially).
Greek wine list
In addition to the standard house wines, Poseidon also has a special Greek wine list with a very good selection of wines. No idea what sounds good to you? Feel free to ask because Ingmar will tell you with great passion about the wines! This is where his old roots come to the fore when Ingmar was a sommelier at Ron Blaauw.
Always nice to hear when he has discovered new wines in his winter period. As soon as he knows what you like, you're screwed haha ????
End with dessert
If you're not completely full from a starter and main course (and even if you are! ????) definitely opt for a dessert at Poseidon, because this is also a picture on the table. My favorite has to be the Nutella Souffle, aah! It's so delicious!
Tip for dining
A tip for when you dine at Poseidon and you don't know what to choose, because you are hungry for everything. Order 1 dish with someone at a time and share it . This happens all the way at Poseidon, so you can enjoy several dishes, you are less full and you can enjoy the evening even longer!
Curious about the prices of the restaurant? I can reassure you, everything is fine. Poseidon is more expensive than an average restaurant on Karpathos. But you get a lot in return. Compared to the price-quality ratio that we know in the Netherlands, dining here is a real bargain.
Do you also want to spend the night in the Poseidon hotel? You can book here . You can choose from different rooms, each with their own price range. Breakfast is included in the overnight stay. Not spending the night but want to have dinner? I recommend you book in advance. Especially in the high season it can fill up quickly!
Even if it's not your thing
The nude beaches are hard to find
We couldn't find Amoopi today
Do you have any better info
May we hear from you mvg
Jos Stoop and Anja Post Haringhuizen Netherlands
There is 1 official nudist beach on Karpathos. You can find this in Afiartis next to Poseidon restaurant, so to speak. If you drive all the way to Poseidon restaurant (actually past it) you can follow the bend to the right and drive to the beach below, but you don't. You turn left here onto the dirt road. There is also a big sign at Poseidon restaurant regarding the nudist beach ????
Furthermore, there are no official nudist beaches on the island, but sometimes nude sunbathing takes place at some beaches near the airport. You can also take a look at this page about nude beaches: https://travelbyheart.nl/naaktstranden-karpathos/
As for Amoopi. This village is located between Pigadia and Afiartis. You will see the village halfway along the road. Seen from Pigadia it is to turn left, from Afiartis to the right.
Google maps can also help! Many locations can simply be found via maps. There are also many free route maps available. Usually with your car renter anyway.
Good luck and have a great holiday!