Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos, is the center of year-round activity.

The capital of Karpathos

The modern town of Pigadia is the center of year-round activity. All government offices are locted here. In the summer, during the tourist season there are numerous daytime and nighttime activities. Many small shops, restaurants and supermarkets operate during the day and evening hours. Many tavernas and clubs are open till about 4 o'clock in the morning.
You can rent cars or motorbikes to roam roads that will lead you to beautiful beaches. Thus, it's like having your own personal beach on the Aegean Sea. If you drive or if you are walking the narrow streets...be extremely careful. Drivers of cars and motorbikes seem to have no regard for pedestrians!
There are many restaurants with excellent food and service. The prices vary from place to place but generally they are reasonable considering that some food supplies come from the mainland.