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

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...
Maltezana or Analipsi, the second largest settlement of the island with a...
Hardly anyone stands Pera Gialos from the town and a white Astypalitika...

Sights

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

Beaches

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

Activities

Water sports are very popular in Astipalea, an island of seas with emerald...
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...
Very fun are also the boat tours in Astypalaia. Famous boat trips...

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