Planning a trip to the island of Karpathos Greece? We got you covered! This is the page to find our best Karpathos travel tips, island guides, and all about our own experiences.

Greece is one of our favorite countries in the world, and we’ve now been to over 20 different islands. Still, we found Karpathos to be completely unique from anywhere else.

Our first visit to Karpathos Island was in 2021. We had just spent an amazing two weeks on Rhodes which was our introduction to the Dodecanese Islands.

From there we traveled to both Symi and Halki, followed by a ferry ride over to Karpathos. While we loved all the Greek islands on this trip, Karpathos really stood out to us.

As soon as we caught a glimpse of the magnificent mountains and beaches we were sold! We took one week to travel around Karpathos Greece, stopping in so many beautiful villages and beaches along the way.

Our most memorable time was exploring the colorful mountain town of Olympos. We even took a day trip by boat to Saria Island and did some snorkeling!

Check all our Karpathos guides for tips from our own adventures. It won’t be long until we’re back on this amazing Greek island, so stay tuned!

Karpathos Greece Travel Tips

Money: The Euro is used throughout Greece.

Location: Karpathos is located in southeastern Greece in the Aegean Sea. It’s part of the Dodecanese Island chain, and easily reached by ferry or flight.

Language: Greek is the official language.

Seasons: The most popular time to visit is during the warm summer months. This is when you can take advantage of the stunning beaches and outdoor activities. 

One of our best Karpathos travel tips is to see the island during shoulder season outside of July and August. While this isn’t one of the most touristy islands, you’ll still find less crowds and great weather in June or September.

What to Eat & Drink: The food on Karpathos is so delicious! You’ll find a variety of seafood, hearty meat dishes, and sweet bakery treats. Be sure to eat as much as possible at the local tavernas sprinkled around the island.