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Pigadia – the vibrant capital of Karpathos. Charming streets and narrow lanes, centrally located and therefore a perfect location to explore the entire island of Karpathos! Pigadia offers the all-round experience with Greek flair!
Pigadia - the vibrant capital of Karpathos: Charming streets and narrow lanes, colorful balconies and flowers on all the shutters make Pigadia, the capital of the island of Karpathos, an attractive destination. The name of the village is translated as "spring", as many natural springs have been found in this region. The main sources of income of the 2,500 inhabitants is agriculture and tourism. Pigadia is centrally located and therefore a perfect location to explore the entire island of Karpathos, as well as the north and the south.
If you like lively villages, this is your place to be on Karpathos Island. Here, you can find numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes and vibrant nightlife. There's no shortage of culture too: the city's yellow-painted Town Hall is home to the Archaeological Museum and around Pigadia there are many interesting archaeological dig sites. Today’s city was built on the former site of Potideon, a legendary ancient city which thrived thousands of years ago.
Beachgoers will not be dissapointed: The sandy beach of Pigadia is 4 km long, lined with music bars, cafes and sun beds - a perfect place to relax and enjoy time at the beach. There is a big surf scene here and beach parties, organized by the local surfers, provide a great environment for all visitors.
Whether shopping, culinary delights, relaxed coffee breaks, a discovery tour of the city, swimming or surfing at the beach, culture in museums or party fun at night - Pigadia offers the all-round experience with Greek flair!