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To Ellenikon

If you're looking for typical Karpathian food cooked the way it should be then 'the Greek' is your place. Try saganaki (fried cheese), meatballs, shrimp and calamari, eat within the wood-accented traditional interio…
Beach in Karpathos

Apella Beach

However determined you may be to reach Olymbos, allow time to take the precipitous spur road that drops seawards from the east-coast highway 17km north of Pigadia. Here you'll find Apella Beach; backed by a cascadin…
Italian in Diafani

La Gorgona

If you're looking for a breezy spot to gaze at the sea, listen to cool tunes, drink quality coffee and digress from Greek to Italian food, La Gorgona may tick all your boxes. Owners Gigi and Sofia prepare tasty past…
Taverna in Diafani

Corali

Run by Popi and Mihalis, this is probably the best spot for fresh, tasty traditional fare. Try their delicious stifadho (meat, game or seafood cooked with onions in a tomato purée) or eggplant salad. Vegetables are …
Brasserie in Pigadia

Akropolis

This welcoming harbour-front cafe/-restaurant is as suited to breakfast or a sunset cocktail as it is to a full dinner. Most customers are drawn here for steak rather than Greek food, with the menu ranging through T…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Dionysos Fiesta

Set in a restored traditional house, in the twisting village lanes just up from the main road, this relaxed and welcoming taverna spreads onto a raised garden terrace. Local specialities to savour include goat stew,…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Marina Taverna

Laid-back taverna with an expansive terrace surveying the gentle turquoise bay just metres from the waterfront. Enjoy inexpensive breakfasts, snack lunches and an enjoyable seafood-accented evening menu featuring sq…
Taverna in Southern Karpathos

Dramountana

Part of a cluster of four similar cafes-tavernas with waterside tables at the northern end of Lefkos harbour, this all-day cafe serves everything from fresh juices and coffee to fish soup, grilled squid, roast lamb …
Cafe in Pigadia

Pantheon Cafe

The pick of the best-of-both-worlds cafes along this pedestrian street, with a fine old wood-panelled interior and a balcony terrace at the back, perched high above the harbour with fabulous views. Come for a full E…
Cafe in Pigadia

Caffe Karpathos

Enjoying a morning coffee or evening glass of local wine in the wicker chairs outside this cosy little cafe, a few steps from the waterfront on a pedestrian street that climbs away near the jetty. You feel as though…