Rent a car at Karpathos Airport
Karpathos Airport (AOK) has been operating since 1970 and is about 15 km away from Pigadia in Karpathos, which is also the capital of the island. It is worth noting that since 1987, it also accepts flights from abroad, mainly charter during the summer months. The facilities of the small airport of Karpathos have been renovated in 2009. It has 1 passenger station and the length of the runway is 2400 meters. It also has a canteen for the public as well as a small duty-free shop. You can rent a car at Karpathos Airport from the company Thessaloniki Car Rental. The car rental process is very simple. This will allow you to explore to the island in a car without the hassle of the public transport. You can also rent a car in Karpathos, Pigadia.
Flights to Karpathos Airport
Mostly domestic flights operated by Olympic Air and Sky Express arrive at the airport. So there is an air connection between Karpathos and the rest of Greece and the islands as well as for the Athens airport. Companies that fly mainly with summer charter flights are: Airbaltic, Austrian Airlines, Aviolt, Blue Panorama Airlines, Eurowings, Jet Time, Neos, Novair, Scandinavian Airlines, SmartWings, TUI, Volotea, Vueling and Wideroe.
In Karpathos with a rental car
Karpathos is a quite large island. In order to visit its picturesque villages and its crystal clear beaches, you will have to bring your own car by ship or rent a car at Karpathos Airport. On the island, you will find mountains and lush vegetation that blends harmoniously with the beautiful beaches. If you want to visit a museum, there is the Archaeological Museum of Karpathos, the Folklore Museum, the rural museum, and the church museum of Arkassa.
The stunning beaches in Karpathos
In Karpathos, you will find beautiful beaches for all tastes. In eastern Karpathos you will usually find pebble beaches, while on the west side of the island the most of them are sandy. The most popular beaches of Karpathos are Apella, Lefkos, Ammopi, Kyra Panagia, and Diakoftis. Of course, the list does not end here as there are many more. Do not forget to try “Makarounes”, a type of pasta that they make there, but also “Manouli”, which is goat’s cheese. Of course, the fish you eat in the local taverns is fresh and always delicious.
Access to Karpathos airport
To get to Karpathos airport you can use a taxi to take it to get you to your destination on the island. Also, there is a bus stop at the airport but itineraries are not regular. However, a better solution is to rent a car at Karpathos Airport so that you will have independence and comfort for you and your luggage. Karpathos Airport is 15 km from Pigadia, or about 15 minutes drive by car. If you want to contact the airport you can call +30 22450 91120.