Karpathos island National Airport

Photo, 2010 Msp046

Karpathos Island National Airport, is the international airport of Karpathos, located in the South of the Island, near the beautiful beach of Diakoftis. The airport, inaugurated in the 1970, covers an area of ​​700 square meters, with a single, small, duty-free interior and a couple of bars inside.

Extremely small, the airport is practically active only during the high season, in conjunction with the summer period. Athens is the only exception. The period in which the greatest passenger traffic is recorded is in the months of July and August.

Here is the list of companies and direct seasonal connections with Karpathos Island National Airport:

Adria Airways: Ljubljana.
AlbaStar: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa.
Astra Airlines: Thessaloniki. Charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion.
Austrian Airlines: Vienna, Linz.
Aviolet: Belgrade.
Neos: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Niki: Vienna.
Novair: Gothenburg, Stockholm-Arlanda.
Olympic Air (all year): Athens (PSO), Kasos (PSO), Rhodes (PSO), Sitia (PSO).
Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Trondheim.
Sky Express: Athens.
SmartWings: Prague, Bratislava.
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia: Oslo-Gardermoen.
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam.
TUI Airlines Netherlands: Amsterdam.
Tus Air: Larnaca (from 24 / 06 / 2017).
Vueling: Rome-Fiumicino.


Reaching the center by public transport is an arduous undertaking. The Greek KTEL which manages public transport, guarantees a single ride to Pigadia, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The bus leaves from Karpathos Island National Airport, on the days indicated, at 12: 30; on Saturday, it starts at 10: 30. In the opposite direction, from Pigadia, he leaves at 14: 15 on the indicated days. There are no bus rides on Thursday and Friday.

The recommended method to reach the center is undoubtedly the car. Above all, in view of the fact that, in all probability, to get around the island and visit its beautiful beaches you need a vehicle. At the airport, there are several rental agencies. Alternatively, there are numerous taxis at the airport. It is recommended to inquire beforehand about the price.