Between Dodecanese and Cyclades, there is a warm and hospitable destination for quiet vacations, full of relaxation in virgin beaches. A narrow piece of land, Steno, separates the island in two parts and gives it the shape of a butterfly. So, discover this summer the “butterfly of the Aegean sea” with its wild beauty, the traditional villages and its rich gastronomic tradition.
BEACHES IN ASTYPALEA
Vatses: pebbly beach with crystal waters, partly organized with beach bar and umbrellas
Agios Konstantinos: organized pebbly beach, ideal for families.
Agios Ioannis: you take the local boat from Pera Gyalo or walk down from Agios Ioannis small church. It has pebbles and deep blue waters.
Panormos: unorganized pebbly wild beach in a windless bay. There is no shadow and the road to it is rather rough.
Agios Vasileios: unorganized beach with calm deep waters and many trees for shadow.
Steno: organized beach in the center of the island with shallow waters, ideal for families with children.
Shoinontas: organized sandy beach with shallow waters and unique view to Chora.
Maltezana: it is the beach of the port, sandy with bushes.
Tzanaki(a): small beach with large pebbles and crystal deep waters. From here, the view to the Castle is unique.
Mple limanaki: small unorganized beach with calm waters.
Kaminakia: large beach with rather deep and calm waters. It has sun beds, bushes and taverns around.
Pachia Amos: you can reach it by boat or hiking and descending rocks
Livadi: the cosmopolitan beach of the island is large and organized with many options of food and entertainment. You can also find canoe, windsurfing and biking.
Tip ferrytraveller.gr: Don't miss a daytrip to the nearby islands of Kutsomiti, kunupi and Plakida. You can take a boat from Astipalaia to get there. The exotic scenary with the tirquoise water is unforgettable.
ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTS IN ASTYPALEA
Walk along Pera Gyalos, the old traditional port of Astypalaia in Chora. Visit the Museum of Astypalaia and the church of Agios Nikolaos. Visit the villages of Vathi and Leivadi. A popular resort is Maltezana with traditional tavernas and accommodation. It is the second largest settlement of the island with a wonderful small port. Here you can visit the Hellenistic baths of Tagara with their wonderful mosaics. In the area of Kylindres you will find a unique monument in the world, the infant cemetery dated back to the 8th century B.C.
You can find many climbing routes and mapped paths for hiking if you are mountain fan. Live the famous fiestas of Astypalaia with plenty of food, music and dancing. Explore the magnificant caves of Negros, Drakos and Panagia Poulariani.
FOOD IN ASTYPALEA
Honey, local meat and cheese are excellent. Try the local saffron and dishes called pougki, rantista and kolokythoanthoi. The lobster spaggetti is a must.
ASTYPALEA FERRY CONNECTIONS WITH CONTINENTAL GREECE
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VACATIONS BY FERRY TO ASTYPALEA - FERRY ITINERARIES PIRAEUS-ASTYPALEA
If you choose Astypalaia for your vacations, you will find ferry routes all year round from the port of Piraeus. Ferry routes are direct with 4-5 departures per week. It takes about 8.5-11.5 hours from the port of Piraeus to arrive to Astypalea, while the duration depends on the stopovers of your routing. You can view ferry timetables, get information about all ferry connections and book cheap ferry tickets to Astypalaia at ferrytraveller.gr easily and quickly.
VACATIONS BY BOAT TO ASTYPALEA - FERRY ITINERARIES NAXOS - ASTYPALEA
You can also get to Astypalaia from the port of Naxos. The departures are about 4 times a week and the duration of the voyage is about 3.5 hours. Check here for cheap ferry tickets from Naxos to Astypalaia at ferrytraveller.gr and get ready for your vacations.
FERRY TICKETS TO ASTYPALEA - SHIPPING CONNECTIONS WITH ISLANDS
Astylalaia is not connected by ship to many Aegean islands. This is why Astypalaia is not ideal for island hopping.
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