Volada village is a mountain village of Karpathos, which is well known from its stunning views of the sea and the bay of Pigadia. In the surrounding mountains there can be find many beautiful traditional villages, and Volada is one of these charming settlements. It looks like a typical Greek mountain village with narrow and windings streets, a few taverns and amazing lookout points.
The access of Volada (on some maps Βωλάδα in Greek) is quite easy, because it is located just about 10 kilometers away from Pigadia, near Aperi village. The road which leads to the western side of Karpathos island and passes Aperi, Othos and Pyles villages, goes through Volada also.
Volada is one of the largest villages in the area with 251 residents. The parking may be difficult here due to the narrow and winding route, so if you see a parking lot, don’t hesitate. With the exception of the main road almost all of the streets are narrow alleys for pedestrians.
Near Volada you can reach the highest point of Karpathos island, the peak of Kali Limni with a height of 1215m. This place can be reached only by hiking from a small plateau which is called Lastos. In the area there were found ruins of ancient castles, which were built in different periods. The Greek archeologists said that the oldest castle was built in the Bronze Age, and the latest was built by the Turks, but most of the cases you can see just some stones.
Volada has some hiking trails which connect the famous nearby villages, Aperi, Othos and Pyles.
Why visit Volada in Karpathos
In Volada village you can enjoy spectacular views, and you can take a pleasant walk in the alleys. The traditional houses and streets introduce for visitors the past, structures of an old Greek mountain village.
Volada additional info
- Location: 10 km to Pigadia
- Coordinates: 35.552846, 27.161970
- Population: 251 (census 2011)
Volada Βωλάδα 857 00 Greece