Karpathos Island National Airport (IATA AOK, ICAO LGKP) located in southern Karpathos at the area of Afiartis , 15 km south of the capital of Karpathos.
The airport operated since 1970 and the international services, started in 1987. In 1993 was created a larger building which was demolished in 2005 to finally build the new premises in the summer of 2009.
The airport building covers an area of 700 sq mtrs and has been build according to the traditional architecture of the island.
At the airport operates ticket office, 10 baggage and ticket check-ins, car rental offices, duty free shop, bars and newspaper shop and a taxi station, the airport is easily accessible by people with disabilities.
There is also a meteorological station and a police station, car and bus parking.
The aircraft parking is big enough for 3 large aircraft, two smaller and two lighter ones.
The runway has a length of 2,400 m.
The island of Karpathos is an island with contrasts and breathtaking landscapes. Scenery of mountains and sea that follow one another, with many lush areas. This elongated island, located between Rhodes and Crete, is characterized by its picturesque villages, the hospitality of the people and their strong relationship with the local traditions and customs. Without missing tourist infrastructure, Karpathos is an ideal destination for those who are content with peaceful holidays with sandy beaches and emerald waters, friendly people and local festivals. The car is necessary for exploring the island, From the capital Pigadia on the east side, drive to the village of Olympus, to experience the eerie beauty and its local women that still wear their colorful traditional costumes, then hit the road towards the west coast looking for the village of Finiki, to enjoy fresh fish even in the local fish tavernas. Every village hides surprises and architectural traditional elements, for travelers with cultural concerns. For the diving enthusiasts try the southeast, in Kastellia with underwater treasures, in Diakoftis with an Italian shipwreck, in Fokia with huge boulders and Achata with the cave of pirates.