Kyra Panagia beach is an iconic place, one of the top beaches in Karpathos island, Greece. This exceptional place is known as a beautiful postcard that comes to life, a true gem if this Greek island.
In Karpathos 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 location in Karpathos and how to get there
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.
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 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.
beach guide with photos
Az you can see on the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where the best views are in Karpathos
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.
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.
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.
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, spend a few minutes in the garden of the church, and let yourself be enchanted!
Where to stay
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.
Villas near Kyra Panagia
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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