There are a lot of travellers, who would like to discover Karpathos sights and attractions during their holiday. Karpathos island in Greece is recommended not just for beach addicts, but for everyone, who are interested in breathtaking natural attractions, and who appreciates the beautiful churches, chapels, and archeological sights.
Best sights, attractions and hidden gems in Karpathos
The island is quite small, but there can be find almost everywhere something interesting, in the villages and in uninhabited areas both when you are on a sightseeing tour. Among Karpathos sights, attractions and hidden gems there are some which can be reached only by a rented car due the location, but also several sights are situated in the villages, where the access is easier.
What are Karpathos sights and attractions?
The best sights in Karpathos are its natural attractions, with dramatic beauties of mountains, cliffs and beaches. On the island there were built countless beautiful chapels and churches, literally these buildings can be find everywhere on the island. The oldest churches date back to Byzantian times and preserve precious icons, paintings and religous objects.
There can be visit also some monuments and statues which the locals hold in high esteem, and these are important sights for the tourists also.
The museums of Karpathos are small, but on the exhibitions visitors can learn the interesting local traditions and the history of Karpathos island.
It's important to know, that Karpathos has just a few remarkable archeological sights which can be seen these days, because during the storms of history the ancient buildings were demolished in most of the cases. The most famous ancient town in Karpathos, Potideon, were ruined by earthquakes and conquerors, and the houses of Pigadia were built over the ruins of the town. The ruins of the ancient Arkesia (Ακρόπολη Αρχαίας Αρκάνσας) are in slightly better condition near Arkasa village on Paleokastro hill (Παλαιόκαστρο), but even there can be only seen the foundations of the houses.
And now let's take a look to the best sights and attractions of Karpathos in more detail!
Travel guide to Karpathos best sights and attractions