Less known beaches in Karpathos
Between Amopi and the airport in the far south are numerous beaches in a row. Among others Damatria and Christou Pigadi (where there is a taverna). Even further south, next to the airport, lies Makris Gialos, a paradise for windsurfers. The beach is ideal for windsurfers and there are several rental places.
Christou Pigadi beach.
The wind surf beach Makris Gialos located at the airport.
Almost as far south as south goes (after the airport) lies the nice double beach of Diakofti. To get to Diakfti is a bit tricky, you turn right just before the airport and follow the gravel road that runs along the entire runway. Once you are there, you are met by a bright blue cove with beaches in two directions. Both are nice, but the first beach is a cut above the second.
The pink shimmering water at Diakofti beach.
The water is shimmering pink along the shoreline, the colour comes from powdered small shells. The same phenomenon like on Elafonissi beach in Southwest of Crete. Here is a small taverna that is open during high season, and there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent.
Agios Theodoros beach west of the airport.
Agios Theodoros is one of my favorite beaches on Karpathos.
If you continue west of the airport you will reach even more beaches. The ones I like best are Agriaopotamos beach (which is popular with windsurfers) and the very beautiful Agios Theodoros beach, as you see above.
Proni beach is one of Karpathos' least known beaches. It is located between Finiki and Lefkos on the west coast of Karpathos. If you are lucky, you can have the beach all to yourself. There are no facilities here at all.
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