TOURIST BOATS KARPATHOS-DIAFANI
from the Diafani A to Z list of the website WELCOME TO DIAFANI (www.diafani.com)
Morning Tourist Boats :
From spring to autumn two big Kaïki boats usually come up the coast every morning to bring tourists to visit the spectacular hill top village of Olymbos.
They leave the port of Pigadia (main town of Karpathos) around 8.30 in the morning and arrive about an hour and a half later on the small port of Diafani in the centre of the village.
Each boat has its own big bus service to take their passengers up to Olymbos and bring them back down in time for the departure around 4.30 in the afternoon.
To take this service up or down the coast, you can buy a ticket in Pigadia or in Diafani. This service depends on a sufficient number of passengers from Pigadia; check that the service is running.
The Community Link Boat :
UNFORTUNATELY SINCE OCTOBER 2013, this service has STOPPED.
So there is no "Community boat" supported by the E.U., to link Diafani to Pigadia (it used to leave Diafani at 8.00, departing from Pigadia at 15.00 back to Diafani).
The community of Diafani/Olymbos is trying to finance one boat, or a replacement by a bus, but it has not been yet financially and technically possible, as the public finance (including E.U. subventions) are now managed for the whole island, with one and only Mayor and Council in Pigadia.
See Newsletter 27 (August 2014) for more information about transport.
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Map of Karpathos island