Karpathos in detail
Day trips head from Pigadia up to Diafani, where they connect with buses to Olymbos, or continue north to remote beaches.
KTEL (www.karpathosbus.wordpress.com) runs buses all over the island from the bus station in Pigadia, just up from the harbour. Only two a week go all the way north to Olymbos.
All major car-rental chains have outlets at the airport, and there are local agencies all over the island. Recommended operators include Europcar, Pegasus Motorbikes, Rent A Car and Lefkos Rent A Car.
Taxi prices are posted at Pigadia’s central taxi rank. Fares are prohibitively high, with trips to Lefkos costing €50 and Olymbos €75.