Rent a car in Karpathos
The island of Karpathos is the second largest of the Dodecanese after Rhodes. The permanent population of Karpathos is 6226 inhabitants. It is considered a small island in terms of population, but it has a rich habitat, where various species of fauna and flora are housed. Some of these species are even endangered. The capital of Karpathos is the village of Pigadia. Karpathos is historically associated with Greek mythology but also with the Minoan era. It has many picturesque villages, several beautiful beaches and other points of interest. Rent a car in Karpathos is necessary for your trips on the island.
The picturesque villages of Karpathos with a rental car
If you are in Karpathos, do not forget to visit the village of Olympus. A beautiful and picturesque village that one falls in love with when seen up close. It is located on top of a hill located among other larger mountains. Due to its location, it is a natural fortress, and there the inhabitants found protection in the old days with the raids of the pirates. Houses built amphitheatrically with unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. A combination of white houses, old windmills, and the church bell tower. An island image, characteristic of the Dodecanese. Residents still wear local clothing and use agricultural tools, as in the past. It’s like a trip to the past, a visit to a living folklore museum.
The beaches of Karpathos
In Karpathos, you will find a variety of beaches. Some organized and others that man has not intervened. The beaches of Kyra Panagia and Agios Nikolaos have been awarded a blue flag. Kyra Panagia is located 10 km northwest of the capital of Karpathos. It is an organized beach with all modern comforts. There you will find several hotels and taverns and enjoy the gold-embroidered beach. At Agios Nikolaos beach you will swim in the crystal clear blue water of the Aegean. Somewhere nearby you will find some taverns to dine, enjoying fresh fish and local delicacies. Other beautiful beaches are Diakoftis and Psoraris. If you want to do windsurfing again, choose Valias-Pounta and Argilopotamos beach. Strong winds often blow there and create the right conditions for windsurfing.
How to get to Karpathos
You can go to Karpathos all year round by boat or by plane. There are two ports on the island for boat access. Diafani on the north side of the island and Karpathos (Pigadia) on the south side. The shipping company ANEK is serving the island with three itineraries per week from the port of Piraeus. There are also itineraries from other Aegean islands such as Rhodes and Crete.
Travel to Karpathos by plane and rental car
If you again choose to make a much shorter trip you can take the plane from Athens airport, Rhodes airport and Heraklion airport in Crete. If you are from Northern Greece you can book a flight from Thessaloniki airport. The island has the airport of Karpathos (AOK) and gives the opportunity to reduce the duration of their trip. Karpathos Airport is in the southern part of the island. It is 14 km from the capital Pigadia, Karpathos. By car, it will take about 20 minutes from the airport to reach Pigadia.
In any case, it is advantageous to rent a car in Karpathos or at the airport of Karpathos. It depends on how you get to the island. Take advantage of the cheap prices of Thessaloniki Car Rental and enjoy your vacation carefree! In summer, flights are more frequent, especially from charter flights arriving from abroad. You also need to plan your car rental in advance, especially during periods of high demand.