Astypalaia at a glance

Swathed in smooth turquoise waters, butterfly-shaped and located exactly where the Dodecanese meets the Cyclades, the island of Astypalaia boasts as an idyllic destination for alternative holidays, which will give you a deep insight to the authentic Greek life.

Although the island belongs to the Dodecanese complex, it has an intense Cycladic character that is vividly presented to its architecture, with white-washed sugar cube houses, paved streets and traditional windmills.

A place blessed with wild natural beauty, combining the turquoise blue of the sea with the rough scenery surrounding the shores. With its quaint fishing villages, beautiful sun-drenched beaches and quiet bays, it is an ideal place for vacations and relaxation, especially when traveling with your family.


Settlements

Maltezana or Analipsi, the second largest settlement of the island with a...
The “lady” of the island, Chora, perched high on a cliff overlooking...
The smallest and most remote part of the island, reminiscent of the...
The most fertile part of the island, located immediately after the town...
Hardly anyone stands Pera Gialos from the town and a white Astypalitika...

Sights

The religious center of the island with the largest pilgrimage is Panagia...
Three caves are of incomparable beauty in Astypalea. The Negro’s Grotto (cave of...
When you climb to the Castle of Guerini you will find two...
  The Venetian Quirini Fortress with the heraldic shield of the family. In...
It is the most beloved church of the residents of Astypalea. On...
The Virgin Portaetissa considered one of the most beautiful churches in the...
In the central square of Chora you will find the traditional eight...

Beaches

Right after Tzanaki you find yourself in the organized and shingle beach...
Sandy beach a few meters east of Maltezana very popular especially in...
The "exotic zone" of Astypalea offering great escape nearby. The Koutsomitis island...
Just before Steno beach and along the main road of the country...
Exotic location accessible only by boat from Pera Gialos with daily departures....
Just a few meters from the old port of the island overlooking...
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Small picturesque beach just a few meters far away from the port...
Pebble beach accessible by relatively smooth dirt road. Here you will find...
Pebble beach with fairly rough dirt road route and approximately 45 minutes...
Great beach with pebbles. Accessible on foot after the chapel of St....
It is the thinnest strip of land that connects the "inside" and...
One of the most beautiful beaches with pebbles and water on long...
The largest and most organized beaches on the island with lively entertainment....
Beautiful beach with clear water that is not organized and does not...
Uniquely beautiful beach with sand and trees that will reward exemplary for...
Located right after "Livadi and its name comes from the homonymous church...
One of the most famous sandy beaches of the island. You should...
Another very popular beach on the island with easy access from the...
It is sited on the main road from Chora to Maltezana, about a...

Activities

Astypalea as an ideal destination for alternative tourism offers a vast variety...
Very fun are also the boat tours in Astypalaia. Famous boat trips...
Astipalea is where will your next scuba diving trip take you. There's...
Water sports are very popular in Astipalea, an island of seas with emerald...

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