Karpathos is a great place many activities such as surfing, diving, hiking, long walks, bicycle rides and many more. Karpathos mountainous tracks are ideal for hiking, and numerous suggested treks, southern plains and rough cliffs on the north of the part, can be followed by the visitors where they can uncover real hidden treasures. You can visit this locations by hiring a car from rent a car karpathos. Karpathos island is rich in local traditions and famous for its festivals. On 10th of August celebrates the Olympus Chrysovalantou Monastery. The Assumption is celebrated throughout the island and have fun in Aperi, Diafani in Menetes and Olympus and on 8 September celebrates the Virgin Mary in Mesochoritissa Mesochori.
Pigadia (or Karpathos) the island's port and capital, is beautifully sheltered in mountain ringed Vrontis Bay, with a long sickle of sandy beach which stretches out to the north. Karpathos town slopes up from the harbour in a mix of red tiled roofs and balconied apartments.
It offers every facility a visitor may need as well as hotels, rooms tavernas and bars. In Pigadia there is a small museum with early Christian baptismal font, ceramics and coins.
Arkassa is prettily situated on the coast with beautiful views across Kassos island. On the headland are the remains of the ancient capital Arkessia where a Mycenaean acropolis with Cyclopean walls stands on a rocky headland known as Paleokastro. In the same area there are the ruins of Agia Sofia -an early Byzantine church- and Agia Anastasiachurch with traces of mosaic pavements.