The Town Hall, or known as Eparchio Karpathou (Επαρχείο Καρπάθου) is one of the most important building in Pigadia, Karpathos island. When you discover Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos, you will surely meet with a big, characteristic building on the seaside, between the main port and the small marina.
About Eparchio (Pigadia Town Hall)
The building of Eparchio (Eparchio Karpathou, Επαρχείο Καρπάθου in Greek) or Pigadia Town Hall is used as a municipal building. It’s an important building in Karpathos, because the Eparchio was built in the period between 1926 – 1936, when Karpathos island were under control of Italians, and it is a historical monument today.
It was built in a typical Italian style of the era, with robustious walls and several arcs.
It’s not just one building, it’s a building complex which consists a high main building with 4 floors and two smaller wings with 2 floors. The three parts of the building are connected to each other by open terraces, which offer some shade if you are on sightseeing in Pigadia.
The highest level of the main building also operates as a clock tower. The interesting building of Pigadia Town Hall (Eparchio) is not just a simple sight of the capital, because in the west wing you can find the Archeological Museum of Karpathos. This small museum is dedicated to ancient eras, and introduces for visitors some important archeological findings of the ancient Potideon.
In front of the Town Hall (Eparchio Karpathou Επαρχείο Καρπάθου) a small square was built, known as Alexandros Papagos Square. The square is a gathering place for the children of Pigadia, where they usually play with each other in the afternoons.