L'isola di Karpathos è la seconda per grandezza del Dodecaneso.
Il territorio montagnoso di Karpathos crea cambiamenti di paesaggio incredibili, che incantano i turisti. In uno spazio corto, il paesaggio cambia drasticamente, Le rocciose e verdi montagne portano ad un'incredibile vista pittoresca delle fantastiche spiagge e dell'acqua profonda, di una bellissima tonalità di blu.
Questa è la ragione per cui Karpathos è considerata l'isola ideale per gli escursionisti e gli arrampicatori.
A Karpathos, gli amanti della natura hanno la possibilità di escursionarsi seguendo i sentieri più o meno stretti che attraversano l'isola. La maggior parte dei sentieri sono indicati (su cartelli, mappe, ,etc.) rendendo l'escursione facile e sicura. Inoltre, se desideri una guida durante l'escursione, all'Althea Boutique Hotel possiamo organizzare il tutto direttamente dalla reception!
Hiking is an activity that is gaining more and more fans in Karpathos, providing a network of 50 marked trails. Many trails lead to beaches and villages of Karpathos. Crossing mountains, countryside and rural settlements of Karpathos. The hikers are given the opportunity to get to know the old rural life of the inhabitants of Karpathos.
From the northern part of Karpathos, Olympus, start paths that go all the way down to the beaches of Forokli, Nati, to the old rural settlement of “Avlona” or to the beautiful port of Diafani. Following the hiking trail from Olympos to Diafani the route passes through old but well maintained windmills with stunning views of the wild west side of Karpathos. Choosing the uphill trail from the village of Olympos towards the lonely church of Profitis Ilias gives the visitor a breathtaking panoramic view offering a lifetime experience, as well as the routes from Avlona to “Vroukounta” and “Tristomo”.
In the southern part of the island there are hiking routes connecting the villages, but also through the countryside towards the center of Karpathos. Ascending from the plateau of “Lastos” to the highest peak of Karpathos in “Kali Limni”, gives the opportunity for a panoramic view all over the island, up until neighboring Kasos and distant Crete. Starting from “Lasto” one can choose the adventure in the gorge of “Flaskia” this is quite easy, and leads to the coastal area of “Adeia” surrounded by the green landscape.
In Karpathos there is the association of “FRIENDS OF MOUNTAIN AND SEA”, which regularly organizes excursions on all the paths of the island. Each visitor can follow the program of the Association and thus get to know the island better, along with other hikers.
In Karpathos, apart from the hiking, we also have climbing routes.
Impressive and beautiful rocks, which hang above the blue-green beaches of Karpathos, are where the climbing lovers find there paradise.
Braver climbers old find around 32 climbing points and about 350 climbing routes.
In Karpathos there are climbing routes for both beginners and experienced climbers.
The impressive gorge of “Flaskia”, 500m long. is a very popular place for climbing.
On the rocks above the picturesque fishing village of Finiki there are impressive and safe routes.
At the southernmost tip of Karpathos, at Cape “Kastellos”, climbing routes await you with incredible views of the Carpathian Sea.
On the East side of Karpathos, on the impressive beach of “Ahatta” lies an impressive and towering series of rocks, where the visitor enjoys the magnificent landscape, the green mountain and the deep blue sea.
Althea Boutique Hotel is within walking distance of these routes, and there is a very good road network to these areas.
Maria at the reception of Althea Boutique Hotel gives you every morning the right information to enjoy the walking and climbing routes.