Holiday to Karpathos
In this starter guide you will find all the information you need to plan your holiday to Karpathos. From booking the holiday, to renting a car, practical information and the best hotspots of Karpathos. Enjoy!
My first holiday to Karpathos
My very first holiday to Karpathos was in 2004. I was 9 years old then and together with my parents we went for 2 weeks and stayed in Kyra Panagia. That holiday my parents bought a holiday home on the island and I haven't skipped a year since.
Vincent went along for the first time in 2011 and in 2017 we also bought a house on the island.
WE LOVE KARPATHOS and we would like to share this place with you. On this page you will find all the information you need to plan your holiday to Karpathos and to get tips for when you are at your destination.
*This page will be regularly updated*
About this Greek island
Karpathos is a relatively undiscovered island in the Dodecanese. You will find the island between the larger islands of Crete and Rhodes. The island mainly has mountains and is therefore also popular with hikers. But on Karpathos you also have to be for the beautiful beaches and the cozy tavernas.
From the end of April the first direct flights for holidays go to Karpathos and the last flights go at the end of September / beginning of October.
A holiday to Karpathos is perfect if you are looking for a real Greek island without all-inclusive hotels and many nightlife options. And if you like a beach/active combination.
Order your Karpathos travel guide!
Are you going on holiday to Karpathos soon and know exactly which highlights on Karpathos you should not miss? Then our e-book is exactly what you are looking for!
Our digital travel guide contains 80 pages of information, tips, hotspots, beaches and restaurants not to be missed. This way you can be sure that you will have a fantastic holiday to Karpathos!
Book your holiday to Karpathos
Below you will find an overview of tour operators and organizations that offer packages, airline tickets and / or accommodation on Karpathos. Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that you pay the normal price and I get a small % of the company from this. This way I can pay for The Karpathos guide again ???? Thank you!
Transport on Karpathos
Although there are buses between certain points on Karpathos, public transport is definitely not as we are used to. In addition, we think that Karpathos has so much beauty to offer that it is a shame not to arrange your own transport. It is best to go for a car, but there are also quads and scooters for rent on the island.
Have again on Karpathos
Food & drink
We think it is fantastic that Karpathos yellow valhalla is all-inclusive, because the island has so many nice tarvernas to offer.
Art and Walk
Discover Karpathos with a guide? You've come to the right place with our dear friends from Art and Walk! They offer various walks, creative workshops, a wine tasting or visit the local beekeeper together.
PS Our guide contains a discount code for their creative workshops!
Karpathos activities & hotspots
This Greek island is known for its beautiful beaches, but hiking is also very popular on Karpathos. In addition, you of course have boat trips that you can do to beaches or neighboring island Saria or Kassos. And of course don't forget the nice villages in the mountains ????
Did you know that Karpathos is 1 of the world's best hotspots when it comes to windsurfing?!
Read our most recent blogs about the island here!
Online shopping if you live on Karpathos
In the Netherlands we were so used to it. Need something quickly? Bol.com. Need a Christmas present? Just google it and you could order it online. Buy books? Amazon.nl. And everything is always at home within 1-4 days. Now that we live on an island, it all goes just a bit...
Renovating our house on Karpathos
When we bought our house on Karpathos in 2017, we didn't really change anything. However, now that we live there for a large part of the year and it is really our home instead of a holiday home, it was time for the major renovation. The house was built in 2007 as a holiday home...
Getting married on Karpathos, Greece
Unfortunately, it is already over, but we look back on a beautiful wedding on 'our' island. Because how cool is it to get married on Karpathos in front of your best friends? September 10, 2022 was the big day & In this blog we will tell you more about it. How did you look...
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