Saturday, 31 January, 2015

Welcome to Astypalea

Many of the Dodecanese islands were called by the Ancient Greeks with nicknames that were illustrative of each island’s particularities.
Astypalaea (Astypalaia) was known as “the bank of the Gods”; a nickname that can tell quite a lot on how appealing this blessed small piece of land has always been.

The island and its hospitable inhabitants wish you a pleasant stay. For those who come first … for those of you who visit us regularly to discover the countless, obvious and hidden, Astypalaia’s beauty of mountains and seas, in cities and in the countryside, promise a welcoming and memorable stay.

You will find something special to love. There are many stories from visitors of the “Butterfly” of Aegean who return to her every year!



Settlements

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

Sights

In the central square of Chora you will find the traditional eight...
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...
It is the most beloved church of the residents of Astypalea. On...
The religious center of the island with the largest pilgrimage is Panagia...
  The Venetian Quirini Fortress with the heraldic shield of the family. In...
The Virgin Portaetissa considered one of the most beautiful churches in the...

Beaches

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

Activities

Very fun are also the boat tours in Astypalaia. Famous boat trips...
Astypalea as an ideal destination for alternative tourism offers a vast variety...
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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