Spoa lies about 8 kilometres east of Mesochori
and around 20 kilometres north of Pigadia.
Some old windmills stands just before the road turns into Spoa. The construction
is common on Karpathos, but uncommon on other islands. The windmills are
flat on one side and rounded on the other.
You have covered half the island when you reach the village of Spoa,
the villages of Diafani, Olympos
and Avlona lies on the second inaccessible mountainous half. The
road to Olympos begins just before Spoa. One wonders what will happen
now that the road to Olympos is widened and paved. Probably the traffic
will if not be intense, but at least quite lively. The village lies dramatically
beautiful in a valley with fruit trees, flowers and vineyards. The village
is free of cars so you have to park your motor vehicle at the beginning
of the village, where there is a café and a taverna.
Agios Nikolaos is a small cosy village only about 5 kilometres below
Spoa and is well worth a visit. The road down to the sea is tortuous
and offers stunning sea views. There are two pretty nice pebble beaches
and one cosy taverna with restful views overlooking the sea in Agios Nikolaos.
The surroundings are beautiful and the water offer excellent snorkelling