The beach at Agios Minas is one of the most beautiful small, flat pebble beaches in Karpathos, not far from Apella. This remote beach, previous to summer 2004, could only be accessed by rent-a-car (on an awful road) or by private boat. It has now become a tourist magnet, with beach chairs and a small incongruous cantina affecting the landscape. Our recommendation is to pack yourself a picnic lunch, lots of water and take the charter boat to Agios Minas but avoid the beach chairs and cantina. We think that some things are meant to stay unspoiled and natural, and Agios Minas is one of them.