Located in the southern part of the island with its natural harbor, it was used during ancient times,from the Minoan sailors . The beach is always protected from the winds, while in the open, waves are formed individually, making the location, a small paradise for lovers of windsurfing.
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Pigadia or Port Karpathos is one of two harbors in the island of Karpathos. The main space available for visiting yachts is on the outside of the mole enclosing the fishing harbor, where yachts anchor moor in depths of 5 meters (the inside of the mole is full of fishing boats on laid moorings and a yacht should not attempt to enter).
The port of Emporeió is protected by a curved mole, which begins from the northwest limit of the port and extends for approximately 110 m to the northeast where it turns and extends for 105 m to the northeast.
Its outer side is protected by natural rocks while its inner side is quayed, with depths of 3.
Take the road to Amoopi and before you get there a dirt road, in good condition, to your right will lead you to Fokia (there is a sign). A small quiet beach awaits you with shallow waters, large pebbles, little shade, boats moored at the edge and a new hotel where you will find water and anything else you may need as there is also a snack bar.
This beach is located on the southwest part of the island and 2 kilometers from the airport. It has beautiful long shore of golden sand and very shallow waters, but also there are challenging waves making it a surfers and kite surfers a true and unforgettable experience.
The small sandy beach of Ammoope (hole in the sand in Greek), or as it is better known, Mikri (small) Ammoope, is one of the loveliest beaches of the island, with light yellow sand and crystal clear sea. It is situated at a distance of 7 kilometers southern to Pigadia.
The well organized beach of Megali (“big”) Ammoope, or Votsalakia (“fine pebbles”), as it is better known due to the fine pebbles, is the most popular beach of the island, for all ages of visitors. It is situated at a distance of 6 kilometers southern to Pigadia, in front of the homonymous settlement.