Apella beach Karpathos

Apella is an amazing beach in Karpathos island, which is listed among the top beaches in Greece. The beach is surrounded by breathtaking surroundings, steep cliffs and pine forests.

Apella beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean Sea, it is usually ranked as a member of the top 10 beaches in Greece. The beach is located about 20 kilometers north from Pigadia, and quite easy to reach by car or by scooter. The winding main road on the eastern side of Karpathos leads to Apella, and some road signs show the right way. It is worth to arrive in the morning, because the small parkint lot fills up quickly, and in the afternoons the only parking option is to park the car next to the narrow road. 

Apella beach

The other way to visit Apella is by a daily boat trip. From the ports of Pigadia and Diafani there are some excursions boats, which offer a sail to this exceptional beach, and visitors can spend a few hours here. Despite the easy access and its popularity, Apella beach has calm atmospheres, and ideal for relaxing. The shore is wide and long, and it is pretty enough for a the visitors of the beach.

Apella beach Karpathos

The scenery of Apella is breathtaking, the beach is surrounded by high mountains, steep cliffs, giant rocks, and lush vegetation. There are several pines and tamarisk trees on the beach, offering their shade for the first arrivals. When the sea surface is calm and there are no waves, the water is incredibly clean here, with millions of emerald and turquise colors. The marine life of the seabed is significant, Apella beach is one of the best places in Karpathos for diving and snorkeling. The seabed is filled with coarse sand and pebbles, making ideal conditions for snorkel.

Apella beach Karpathos island, Greece

The beach is organized with parasols and sunbeds, and there is a tavern next to the entrance of Apella, which offer meal and cold drinks. 

On the southern site of Apella beach there is a small secluded cove, it is well hidden from the crowds. The only way to reach this tiny beach is a narrow hiking trail that leads on the southern hillside.

Apella beach is not so well protected from the strong winds than some other beaches of Karpathos, but it is not always windy. Just stop at the great lookout point on the way to the beach, and watch the waves of the surface. When you can cleary see the waves, the wind is blowing on the beach, but when the surface is calm, there are no significant winds! From this lookout point you can see Vasilis Paradise beach in the distance, which is only a few hundred meters away from Apella, and can be reached only by boat.

Apella beach, Karpathos island

If you spend your holiday in Karpathos, don't miss the amazing Apella beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Karpathos island! 


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Apella beach additional info

  • Also known as: Apela beach
  • Coordinates: 35.604541, 27.156564
  • 20 kilometers from Pigadia
  • Sea water color: turquoise, emerald, blue
  • Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles, some rocks
  • Depth: normal
  • Sea surface: usually calm
  • Crowds: can be crowded in high season
  • Facilities: parking lot, tavern, parasols and sunbeds for rent
  • Accessibility: asphalt road, by car and by boat
  • Wind conditions: sometimes windy

Apella Karpathos

Apella beach, Karpathos, Greece

Apella beach boat trip from Pigadia, Diafani


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