Kyra Panagia beach is an iconic place, one of the top beaches in Karpathos island, Greece. The beach is known as a beautiful postcard that comes to life, a true gem of Karpathos.

Karpathos Kyra Panagia beach (Παραλία Κυρά Παναγία)

Kyra Panagia beach (Παραλία Κυρά Παναγία in Greek) is surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery and turquoise coloured sea, which make one of the best destinations in the island.

Kyra Panagia beach Karpathos Greece

Kyra Panagia village (Κυρά Παναγία) is a small, but beautiful situated settlement in Karpathos, which is located about 15 kilometers away from Pigadia. The houses of the settlement were built at the exit of a deep valley, surrounded by steep cliffs and high mountains. Kyra Panagia can be reached by car or by motorcycle through a narrow and winding road, which is asphalted and offer amazing views to the deep blue Aegean Sea.

Road to Kyra Panagia beach

At the end of the road you can find some free parking lots, many of them are shaded under the trees. To reach the amazing Kyra Panagia beach you have to walk through the village, but there are no particularly long distances, the village is quite small, with a total length of 200 meters.

Kyra Panagia beach parking lot

Kyra Panagia is maybe a tiny place, but visitors can find restaurants with traditional Greek food, rooms for accommodation, beach bars, and of course a mini market. The streets of the village and the entire area of the beach are filled with flowers such as large oleanders, bougainvilleas and geraniums.

Kira Panagia beach

Kyra Panagia beach guide with photos

Kyra Panagia beach is extremely beautiful, the panoramic views are especially amazing from the garden of Kyra Panagia’s church (Παρεκκλήσι Κυράς Παναγίας, Ekklisia Kira Panagia). This place offers the best views, which are so famous in Karpathos island and all over Greece.

Kyra Panagia beach best views with hanging bell

The beach is characterized by turquoise coloured waters, grey pebbles and rocky seabed, forming a a semi-circular shape. Kyra Panagia beach (Παραλία Κυρά Παναγία) is surrounded by impressive steep cliffs which runs to the sea, making a true gem of Karpathos, a beautiful symbol of the island.

Paralia Kira Panagia beach in Karpathos island

The pure beauty of the area with the wild cliffs, light grey pebbles and the turquoise waters compose a real picturesque scenery, which can be find only in extraordinary places even in Greece.

Karpathos Kira Panagia beach

Kyra Panagia beach is one of the most organized beaches in Karpathos, because the shore is filled with parasols and sunbeds for rent, behind the beach there can be find coffee bars, showers, and of course changing rooms for guests.

Parasols on Kira Panagia beach

For its reputation the beach can be crowded, especially on high season weekends, when it is considered one of the most visited beaches in Karpathos.

Kyra Panagia beach, gem of Karpathos island Greece

The tiny church of Kyra Panagia (Παρεκκλήσι Κυράς Παναγίας, Ekklisia Kira Panagia) was built on a cliff at the southern side of the beach, and it is the best place for panoramic views. The church and its garden can be accessed from the streets of Kyra Panagia village and from the beach through some stairs also.

Karpathos Kira Panagia beach with the church

This magical place is one of the best photo spots in Karpathos island, where visitors can admire Kyra Panagia beach and the houses of the village both.

Panoramic view to Kyra Panagia beach in Karpathos

From the back garden of the church visitors can see some parts of Kato Lakkos beach, which is just a few hundred meters away from Kyra Panagia. This beach is a hidden gem in Karpathos, and can be reached by hiking on a dirt road from Katodio, or by boat excursions from the port of Pigadia.

View to Kato Lakkos beach from Kyra Panagia beach

Why visit Kyra Panagia beach in Karpathos island

The wild beauty of Kyra Panagia beach is a trademark of Karpathos, and one of the most photographed places in the island. If you are looking for an iconic place in Greece, just visit Kyra Panagia beach, spend a few minutes in the garden of the church, and let yourself be enchanted!

Kyra Panagia beach, with the best panoramic views of Karpathos

Where to stay in Kyra Panagia

Kyra Panagia village is a tiny, but great place in Karpathos island, Greece with a magical beach. If you would like to spend a few days or your entire holiday here, just take a look to the accommodations of the village below.

Kyra Panagia Hotel ***

Kyra Panagia hotel

Rooms for 2 guests, pool

Ypsilos beach suites

Ypsilos beach suites in Kyra Panagia

Suites with sea view, for 2 guests
Suites with private pool, for 2 guests

Agnantema Luxury Suites

Karpathos Agnantema Suites in Kyra Panagia

Suites for 2+2 guests

Bella Vista Suites

Bella Vista Kyra Panagia

One bedroom apartments
Up to 3 guests

Villas near Kyra Panagia

Villa Stamatina

Villa Stamatina in Karpathos Kyra Panagia

One bedroom house / villa
Up to 4 guests

2 Goats Villas

2 Goats villas in Kyra Panagia

Villas with private pool
For 2 guests

Mountain & Sea View Villa

Mountain Sea View Villa

Villa with sea view
Up to 3+2 guests

Lux View Suites

Lux View Suites Karpathos

Villas / villas with private pool for 2 guests

If you are looking for apartments, hotels and villas all over Karpathos island, just click here (opens in new window).

Kyra Panagia

Kyra Panagia beach additional info

  • Also known as: Kira Panagia beach, Paralia Kira Panagia, Παραλία Κυρά Παναγία
  • Coordinates: 35.586736, 27.177188
  • Location: 15 kilometers from Pigadia
  • Sea water color: turquoise, blue
  • Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles, rocks
  • Depth: normal
  • Sea surface: usually calm
  • Crowds: can be crowded during high season months
  • Facilities: parking lot, taverns, beach bars, parasols and sunbeds for rent, shower
  • Other Information: –
  • Accessibility: asphalt road
  • Wind conditions: can be windy
Kira Panagia beach
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