Astypalaia is a Dodecanese island with crystal clear, deep blue waters and beautiful
beaches. Maltezana, Pahia Ammos, Livadi, Tzanaki and Kaminakia are some of its amazing
beaches. You will, of course, find several other beaches, equally beautiful with
crystal clear waters on the island. In Astypalaia, there are also monasteries, castles,
little churches, caves, monuments and archaeological sites. The Talara baths, the
Venetian castle, the cave of the Dragon, the little church of the Virgin possess
some of the magic of the island. There are various settlements on the island, where
you can enjoy tasteful snacks, the sun, swimming, sea sports and above all you can
relax and rest. There is no intense nightlife on the island but there are some bars
in Hora and some other places. The hospitable residents of Astypalaia will make you
feel at home. You will spend some unforgettable holidays in Astypalaia and you will
enjoy every moment so wait no more, book your ferry tickets now.
The Astypalaia Port
Ships depart regularly from Piraeus for the Astypalaia port and it’s a 12 hour route,
with stops to other islands included. By booking your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr,
your journey will be more comfortable and carefree. The Astypalaia port is at the
island’s Hora. In Hora, the castle, located at the top of the hill, stands out, along
with the various churches, the white picturesque houses and of course, the windmills,
Astypalaia’s pride. Near the port you will find several hotels, rooms to let, restaurants
and also little shops where you can buy souvenirs and local delicacies.
Connection With Other Islands
Astypalaia has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Amorgos,
Donoussa, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Naxos, Nisyros, Paros, Rhodes, Tilos.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Astypalaia via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan
to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Transportation in Astypalaia
There are regular bus itineraries in Astypalaia for most villages but also the beaches of the island. You can also visit several of these beaches using boats. You can always rent a car or a motorbike for more comfort and freedom when travelling.
Astypalaia offers probably the most quaint and adventurous way of transportation among Greek islands, as it’s small buses don’t only carry passengers to it’s small settlements, but also travel them to time as well, at least 5-
On the boundary between Cyclades and Dodecanese stands a butterfly: Astypalea. And
it has stolen something from the beauty both of the island clusters. Astypalea is
like two islands that for some strange reason they were joined into one. In the middle
of the island, Steno, a strip of land just 130 meters, divides Astypalea in East
Inside island and in Western Out Island..
When you feel for yourself the gorgeous island, it is essential to visit the impressive Chora, which is built amphitheatrically on the rock. Landmark, the windmills and the Venetian castle of Kouerini, built with local dark stone. Inside the walls there are the churches of the Panagia Evangelistria and Saint George. Outside the castle you can find Kira Portaitissa with the golden temple. Moreover, you can visit Pera Yialo, the port of the island. Here there is the archaeological museum, with findings from prehistoric times to the medieval times, which testify the prosperity of the island. Livadi is one of the fewest green areas of Astypalea, with an organized beach. Next to Livadi there is an artificial barrier. The Maltezana or Analipsi is a beautiful seaside village with the famous Baths of Tallara. Vathi, a closed bay that reminds a lagoon, has two small settlements: Exo Vathi and Mesa Vathi.
Astypalea is surrounded by many small islands and islets, and it's excactly what you need for daily sea excursions. The boats reach the most remote and untouched beaches of the island. It is notable the fact that the the eastern part of Astypalea and many islets are included in the Natura 2000 network.
In ancient times Astipalea was called Ihthioessa, so in the island you will enjoy fresh fish and seafood. Kakavia and the octopus balls are the local specialities. Other delicacies are the pouches, pies with spicy cheese and honey, and the arntista, the lentils with grated dough. You have to taste necessarily the 'yellow cookies' with the wild crocus, which flourishes on the island.
If you choose to move by a vehicle, have in mind that life here is far away from the cities’ modern routine. Drive calmly, don’t honk and slow down.
Some of the island’s beaches, like Kaminakia and Agios Ioannis, can’t be reached
by a car, so you’ll have to walk to get there. Others don’t haveany shades, so you’ll
have to bring your sea-
Happy Holidays in Astypalaia!!!
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