Olympos Village: Olympos is a village of exceptional beauty, located on the northern side of Karpathos island, about 58 km from Pigadia town. 

The houses, lying on the slopes of a mountain, have been built according to the traditional style and generally inhabitants try to keep traditions alive. One could say that the whole village is a live museum that gets idyllic when the clouds come down and surround them.

Many churches are found close to Olympos village, such as the 16th century church of Panagia in the square that celebrates on August 15th. Every year that date, there is a big festival dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin: women wear traditional costumes, men play traditional musical instruments and people eat and dance in the square.

Close to Olympos village, there are also the remains of ancient Vrikous, one of the most important towns of Karpathos in the antiquity. Vrikous flourished in the 5th century B.C. and remains of walls and houses have been found today.

Pigadia Village: This settlement is the capital and main port of the island of Karpathos.

It gathers a population of about 2500 inhabitants and has been built amphitheatrically around the natural port.

On the left side of the entrance of the harbor dominates a rock where the ruins of the ancient acropolis of the island can be seen.All around, traditional houses, built by the Greeks who return back from the US, are embellishing the landscape.

In the heart of this attractive small town visitors will find all the public services of Karpathos (banks, the Post Office, the Telephone Company, etc…) as well as plenty of shops.The narrow alleys and the beautiful houses with their red tiled roofs and balconies make Pigadia a very attractive place which charms every one who first arrives on Karpathos.

Interesting to visit are the Acropolis of ancient Posidion, the ruins of a paleo-Christian basilica, the monumental tomb in the cave of Neptune and the small museum of the town.Long sandy beaches are stretching north of Pigadia. Every kind and category of accommodations can be found in Pigadia as well as various taverns, cafes and a few bars.

 

Aperi Village: The attractive village of Aperi is situated 8 kilometers north of Pigadia and used to be the capital of Karpathos. It is lying at an altitude of 320 meters, in a green area of one of the slopes of Mount Hamali. 
It was choose as a capital when the pirate attacks were ravaging the island, in a spot that was invisible from the sea. The nobles and the cultural growth of Aperi can still be seen today in the beautiful houses built by the wealthy Greek-Americans who return from the US. The ruins of a castle built in 3000 BC can be seen at Volada, north of the village and the ruins of an ancient temple can be admired before the beach of Ahata. An unpaved road is leading to the pebble beach of Ahata and to the beautiful beaches of Kyra Panagia and Apella (or Ambella). Accommodations, cafes and taverns can be found in Aperi.

 

Arkassa Village: Arkassa is a beautiful village on the south western side of Karpathos, 16 km from Pigadia. Although this village has many tourist facilities, it still keeps its authentic traditional color with the paved streets, the stone houses and the nice churches. Close to the village of Arkassa, there is a relaxing beach with fine sand and clean water. On the hill Paleokastro above the village, there are the ruins of the ancient town of Arkessia. Next to the ancient acropolis of Arkessia, there are the remains of a 5th century Paleochristian church with an impressive fresco in the yard. The region surrounding Arkassa impresses visitors with the virgin beauty and it has many trekking paths.

Finiki Village: Finiki, a lovely coastal settlement, is located 21 km away from Pigadia, on the western coast of Karpathos. This picturesque village has a long tradition and it is well-known for the traditional taverns serving fresh fish and mezedes. The wooden boats are an adornment for the settlement as well as the big sandy beach. 
Once, Finiki was an area with trade power. Today it is a place with many tourist facilities, but it still keeps its calm environment, like all resorts in Karpathos. This is a lovely place to stay in Karpathos to be close to the beach. Actually many families stay there. One visit in Finiki is enough to admire the beauties and the panoramic view from the chapel of Agios Nikolaos.

Lefkos Village: The coastal village of Lefkos (White) is laying a few kilometers south-west of Mesohori, north-west of Pigadia.
The beauty of the settlement is increased by the wonderful lilies blossoming all over it during spring and summer, its pine trees and its idyllic white sandy beaches.
Rooms and apartments for rent, hotels, taverns and cafes can be found in Lefkos.

and doors are creating, with the narrow alleys and the flowered balconies and yards, a wonderful and attractive scenery. 

Worth-seeing are the Church of the Assumption, the Byzantine

Menetes Village: Situated 8 kilometers south-west from Pigadia, Menetes is the cleanest village of Karpathos.
It little whitewashed houses with their yellow and blue shutters and doors are creating, with the narrow alleys and the flowered balconies and yards, a wonderful and attractive scenery. 
Worth-seeing are the Church of the Assumption, the Byzantine Church of Agios Mamas and the archaeological collection of the village, exhibiting various findings from the surrounding area.

Mesochori Village Karpathos: The beautiful village of Mesochori is lying north-west of Pigadia, overlooking the sea and offering a magnificent view over the sea and the sunset.

Mesohori is full of traditional houses and new ones, narrow alleys, stone steps and running waters, which are forming an attractive and charming image.
A few rooms and various taverns are available.

Othos Village: This mountainous village is just a few kilometers west of Aperi, 12 kilometres north-west of Pigadia, lying on a high spot of an altitude of 500 meters and offering a magnificent view over the sea and the south-eastern part of Karpathos. It has a population of about 300 inhabitants.The beauty of Othos is increased by its many traditional houses painted in lilac and white and creating a scenery of unique beauty. Othos is famous for its sweet red wine, its excellent taverns and its traditional feasts; 8 to 10 celebrations are organised by the village each year, the most significant being the fest of Agios Pandeleimon, which attracts all the inhabitants of the island and last for three days. Accommodations are available in this wonderful village.

Piles Village: Located about 17 km north west of Pigadia, Piles (or Pyles) is among the smallest villages on the island of Karpathos. Just next to Othos, this village has traditional stone houses and narrow streets. The surrounding region is lush green, it has many olive trees and wild nature. Close to Piles, there are two secluded beaches with crystal water, Proni and Fokia.
At the entrance of Piles, there is a small agricultural museum that depicts the traditional way of life on the village. Among the exhibits in this lovely museum, you can see a typical Karpathian farm with cheese making and wine pressing area, a collection of farm tools, a herding area for farm animals, a functional windmill that you can visit inside, an olive grove, a real vineyard and a wheat field.

Volada Village: Volada is situated 2 km North-West of Aperi. It is a picturesque settlement built among trees, with traditional white-washed houses of typical Karpathian architecture, narrow alleys and balconies full of flowers. The ruins of three castles stand like guardians protecting the village. From the hill over the Volada, the view is breathtaking. If you are fond of walking, then you will love the place, as before entering the village there are certain paths leading to the top of the mountain "Kali Limni" -meaning "Good Lake"- from where the view is rewarding.