Pyles village, Karpathos

The small village of Pyles is located on the western slopes of Karpathos, and characterized by cobble stoned streets.

Pyles (Piles) has excellent views of the sea, because the houses of the villages were built amphiteatrically on the mountains. This small settlement is just next to Othos with traditional stone houses, narrow alleys, surrounded by lush vegetation. In the center of Pyles you can find the most important and characteristic church of the village, church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. The main ceremony of the church will be celebrated on August 15th, which is the greatest feast in Greece. The specialty of the church in Pyles is its interesting bell tower, because one part of the tower is held by two columns.

Most of the houses in Pyles village are kept in good condition, the locals spend a lot of time with the maintenance of the buildings.

Pyles village Karpathos

Pyles has also a small museum, which is one of the most famous museums in Karpathos island. The Agricultural Museum of Karpathos is located at the eastern entrance of the village, in the direction of Othos. This small museum is operated by a local family, and it is open every day of the week, except Sunday. The exhibition includes a traditional farmhouse with some animals, a windmill, a wine press, a stove, and large variety of the items, which were used by the locals in everyday life many years ago.

Museum in Karpathos - Agricultural Museum of Pyles

Agricultural Museum of Pyles  

Pyles village church Karpathos

The most famous church of Pyles village 

Pyles is surrounded with lush scenery


Pyles is a nice and friendly village, which can be easily discover. It is located not far from Othos, Volada and Aperi villages, so it is a great opportunity to explore this amazing area and the traditional villages of Karpathos island.

Pyles Karpathos

Why visit Pyles 

  • Great views to the western side of Karpathos
  • Agricultural Museum of Pyles is recommended for knowing the old traditions



Pyles village sights

Streets of Pyles, Karpathos

Pyles additional info

  • 15 kilometers to Pigadia
  • coordinates: 35.531063, 27.133767


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