Agia Kyriaki is a small, but interesting sight near Pigadia, which was built over rocky hills in Karpathos island. The church is also known as Agia Kiriaki on the maps and Αγία Κυριακή in Greek, and despite the nearness of Pigadia usually it has just a few visitors.
Where to find Agia Kyriaki in Karpathos island
If you would like to visit this tiny church, you have to travel to the capital of Karpathos island, Pigadia. The easiest way to find Agia Kyriaki to drive to the southern side of Pigadia (in the direction of the aiport), where a narrow road leads to Agia Kyriaki. On the main road usually there are some road signs also, which show the right way to the church. The road is quite narrow, but it is possible to reach with smaller rental cars as well. This route leads across a pine forest, where the scents of the pines are amazing!
Next to Agia Kyriaki (Αγία Κυριακή, Agia Kiriaki) there is a small parking lot, where you can park your car for free. The views to Agia Kyriaki church are the best from these angles, slightly before the building.
The small church of Karpathos was built on a top of a rocky hill, so you have to walk through the building in front of it, and up a few stairs to reach the church.
If you climb up to the church, you will see the great panoramic views, which are really nice from above. From the whitewashed walls of Agia Kyriaki church (Αγία Κυριακή, Agia Kiriaki) you can see the whole countryside, the deep blue Aegean Sea, and the holy cross of Monastiri Panagia Larniotissa (Μοναστήρι Παναγίας Λαρνιώτισσας).
Enjoy the amazing panoramic views, listen to the silence of the area, and take a deep breath! After visiting Agia Kyriaki you can go further on the road to Monastiri Panagia Larniotissa, which is an another small church, surrounded by a small forest. Another sight of the area is the large cross of Panagia Larniotissa, which can be find on the other side of the road. The cross is a few meters high and can be accessed by several stairs from the road.
Why visit Agia Kyriaki?
Agia Kyriaki and its area is a tiny, but charming attraction among the best sights of Pigadia, and also in Karpathos island. After a short climb we can admire the panoramic views, and spend a few minutes experiencing the endless peace.
Agia Kyriaki additional info
- Location: about 4 kilometers away from Pigadia
- Coordinates: 35.498956, 27.227843
- Greek Orthodox church
- Agia Kiriaki, Αγία Κυριακή
- Karpathos 857 00, Greece