Othos village Karpathos

Othos is the highest-lying village in the mountains of Karpathos, and it is a picturesque, traditional mountain settlement.

The village is located just 12 kilometers from Pigadia, which means you have to drive only a few minutes from the capitol of Karpathos through Aperi and Volada villages. Othos is situated approx. 520 meters above sea level on the slopes of the mountains, and no other settlement was built so high on the island. The houses of the village were built amphiteatrically and offer one of the best views to the bay of Pigadia in Karpathos island.

The houses of Othos are well maintaned, a lot of them were rebuilt some years ago by the resident of the village. The atmospheres of the area are so idyllic and pleasant, that many visitors of this place consider that Othos and its surroundings are one of the most beautiful places in Karpathos. When you walk around, you will see gardens filled with lemon trees, olives, grapes, plane trees, and of course blooming bougeainvilleas. You will find many narrow alleys and footpaths in the area to discover the hills. Some of them lead to ruins of old windmills, other connect the villages nearby such as Aperi, Volada and Pyles

Othos village Karpathos

Othos village

Othos Karpathos


In Othos village, next to the main road you can find a small Folklore Museum with some interesting things. On the exhibiton visitors can see old paintings and photographs, laces, musical instruments, wood carvings, presenting the traditions of Karpathos island. During summer months the residents organize some local festivals and traditional feasts, most of them are religious event. 

The best hiking trails at Othos, Volada, Aperi

Discovering Othos, Karpathos

Info about Othos village in Karpathos

Othos village church

Church in Othos

Othos village, roads in Karpathos

The main road passes through Othos  

Othos museum and art in Karpathos

In the center of the village

Hiking trails in Karpathos, Othos

Narrow sidewalk in tOhos


Othos is definitely worth a visit during the discovery of Karpathos, due to its panoramic views and the great hiking trails. Don' hesitate, just park the car and take a walk!


Why visit Othos 

  • Panoramic views
  • Beautifully renovated houses
  • Hiking trails in the area



View to Pigadia, best views in Karpathos island

View to Pigadia bay

Othos additional info

  • location: 12 kilometers to Pigadia
  • coordinates: 35.543376, 27.152096
  • can be accessed via asphalt road
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