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Meet the adventurous side of Karpathos.
The island of Karpathos is ideal for many activities that will satisfy even the most adventurous visitor.
Karpathos the ‘’Anemoessa’’ that charms the windsurfing aficionados.
Strong winds are quite a common phenomenon of Karpathos. For that reason, in ancient times, the island was called ‘’Anemoessa’’ which means “made by the wind”. Today it is an ideal destination for windsurfing and kite surfing aficionados, as it has hosted the Windsurfing World Championships three times. Specifically, in the area of Afiarti and on the beaches of Vatha, Pounta tou Nikolaki, Valia and Makris Gialos , the strong winds (6-8 Beaufort) and the deep water offer a unique experience that will thrill every enthusiast.
Hiking and trails
The landscape of the island offers more than 25 hiking trails, with different scenery and many degrees of difficulty to tempt both experienced and amateur hikers. There are trails that lead to the highest peaks of the island, such as Kali Limni at 1215m and Profitis Ilias at 719m. The view from these spots is breathtaking and will reward every hiker. If you seek tranquility and are charmed by isolated shores you will delight in the many trails that lead to small, isolated coves where you can enjoy your swimming in in blissful solitude.A unique characteristic of these trails is the diversity of the natural landscape you will encounter during your hike.
If you are charmed by the bottom of the sea and want to discover it with safety, you can contact the well-organized diving center of Karpathos. Among the most famous spots for underwater exploration are the cave of Kamarouka, opposite the port of Pigadia, Kato Lakos, in the area of Axata, and Limenari, between Kyra Panagia and Apella. Equally attractive spots for diving are Kastelia on the southeast coast, the German shipwreck in the area of south Karpathos, and the shore of Agios Petros, where you can encounter extraordinary, underwater caves and colorful fish.