Votsalakia beach, or known as Παραλία Βοτσαλάκια in Greek is one of the most interesting beaches in the area of Amoopi village, and also one of the best snorkeling sites in Karpathos island, Greece. In the region of Amoopi (Lakki) there are several amazing beaches, but due to its easy access Votsalakia beach is one of the best known.

Where to find Votsalakia beach in Amoopi, Karpathos

Votsalakia beach (Παραλία Βοτσαλάκια) can be find easily, because it is located between Pigadia and the airport of Karpathos island, about 7 kilometers from the capital, on the east coast. Just drive into the center of Amoopi, and you can’t miss this amazing beach, because it is situated where the large parking lot and the church of Agia Apostoli can be find. From Pigadia bus station there can be find also a local bus to Amoopi.

Votsalakia beach Karpathos Amoopi

Guide to Votsalakia beach

Votsalakia is the largest beach in Amoopi (Lakki) village with its length of 130 meters, just as long as the neighboring Mega Amoopi beach. These two beaches are separeted by a small peninsula, where the small church of Agia Apostoli was built. If you are looking for the best panoramic views to Votsalakia beach, walk to the peninsula and you will see the entire beach with the hills of Amoopi (Lakki) village in the background.

Votsalakia beach Karpathos island

The beachfront is quite narrow due to the cliffs which are just a few meters away from the sea, and despite this the area is filled with parasols and sunbeds. The seabed is shallow and altough the coast is covered by coarse sand and pebbles, in the sea there are a lot of rocks. Swimming shoes can be useful here, if your soles are sensitive!

Amoopi Votsalakia beach

One of the specialities of Votsalakia beach (Παραλία Βοτσαλάκια) is its exceptional snorkeling and diving features, which make one of the best snorkeling sites all over Karpathos island. The area of Amoopi is rich in beaches which are recommended for snorkel, but Votsalakia is definitely outstanding among these.

Votsalakia beach Lakki Amoopi Karpathos

On the sea in front of Votsalakia beach there are small islets in the sea, where the marine life is also usually vibrant, and if swim well, can discover these parts too.

Amoopi Karpathos Votsalakia beach

The emerald and turquoise colours of Votsalakia beach with its crystal clear waters enchant most of the visitors, so this beach is one of the (not so hidden) gems in Karpathos. The parts which are near the peninsula are almost untouched, and the rocky seabed is also may offer surprises if you dive here.

Votsalakia beach, Karpathos best snorkel and diving sites

The beach is not so spacious due to the 3-4 meters high steep cliffs in the background, but if you arrive in the morning hours, you have the chance to take a good place. It’s an important information that until late afternoon the cliffs behind Votsalakia beach don’t offer much natural shade, because the beachfront faces to southeast. These cliffs usually protect well the bay from the western winds, and the days are rare when the winds are significant on the beachfront.

Best beaches for snorkel in Karpathos, Votsalakia beach

Behind the beach there are some taverns and beach bars of Amoopi village, situated just a few steps from the beach. One of our favourite is Calypso Restaurant, and there can be find also Skala beach bar, Votsalakia Restaurant and Helios Taverna.

On the southern side of Votsalakia beach you can walk within 2 minutes to Kastelia beach, which is as good in snorkeling options as this beach.

Taverns and restaurants behind Votsalakia beach in Amoopi, Lakki Karpathos

Why visit Votsalakia beach in Karpathos island

Votsalakia is truly magnificent beach with turquoise and emerald water colours in Karpathos, which is one of the best snorkel sites. Amoopi village offers extremely varied beaches just a few minutes walk from each other, and near Votsalakia beach there can be find sandy beaches also for children, or other beaches for snorkel.

Amoopi beach (Votsalaki Ammopi)

Where to stay in Amoopi village, near the beaches

Amoopi, or known as Lakki is always a great choice for a holiday Karpathos island. Check the apartments, studios and villas of the area below, take a look to the photos and guest reviews, and book your favourite! For all of the accommodations in the area of Amoopi just click here. (opens in new window)

In the central area of Amoopi village, near to the sandy beaches there some hotels and apartments which are waiting for guests.

Althea Boutique Hotel

Althea Boutique Hotel in Amoopi Karpathos

Apartments and studios
Up to 2-4 guests

Argo Hotel ***

Argo Hotel Amoopi Lakki

Rooms and apartments
Up to 2-4 guests

Ardani Bay Studios

Ardani bay studios in Amoopi Lakki

Studios and aparments
Up to 2-4 guests

Vardes Hotel Studios

Amoopi Vardes Hotel Studios

Studios for 2-3 guests

B & N Melas Studios

B&N Melas Studios in Amoopi Lakki Karpathos

Studios for 2 guests

Anatoli Villas

Anatoli Villas Karpathos

Villas for 2 guests

Askelinos Villas

Askelinos villas in Amoopi

Two bedroom villas up for 4 guests

Amoopi Nymfes Royal

Amoopi Nymfes Royal in Karpathos

Apartments and rooms for 2 guests

Silene Villas

Amoopi Silene Villas

Villas with private pool, up to 4 guests

Tranquil Villa with sea view

Tranquil villa with sea view in Amoopi

Holiday home up to 4 guests

For other accommodations in Amoopi village (Lakki) click here.

Votsalakia beach additional info

  • Also known as: Paralia Votsalakia, Παραλία Βοτσαλάκια, Amoopi / Ammopi beach
  • Coordinates: 35.475725, 27.196680
  • Location: 7 kilometers from Pigadia
  • Sea water color: emerald, turquoise, blue
  • Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles, rocks
  • Depth: shallow
  • Sea surface: usually calm
  • Crowds: can be crowded
  • Facilities: taverns, beach bars, parasols and sunbeds for rent, shower, parking lot
  • Other Information: one of the best snorkeling and diving sites in Karpathos
  • Accessibility: by car or by bus
  • Wind conditions: protected from winds
Paralia Votsalakia beach Karpathos, Lakki
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