Astypalaia is a Greek island with 1,334 residents (2011 census). It belongs to the Dodecanese, an archipelago of twelve major islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
The coasts of Astypalea are basically rocky, with coves, coves and crystal clear waters.
- To the southeast there are several small islands, among which are located Kounoupi and Koutsomytis, where you will undoubtedly find the most beautiful beaches. The turquoise waters will enchant you! You can visit them with daily boats leaving the picturesque port of Pera Gialos.
- From Tzanaki you will have the best view of Chora and the Venetian Castle but also in Agios Konstantinos you can relax under the shade which offer the lined tamarisk trees, overlooking the Castle.
- In Steno you will appreciate the ease of access and in Blue Harbor and Plakes the ease of isolation.
- Vatses and Kaminakia are at a greater distance and to get there follow dirt roads, which however will lead you to impressive rocky landscapes like you have never seen before.
- Psili Ammos is the right beach for those who prefer golden sand and shallow, turquoise waters.
Destinations - Suggestions
- Villages : Astypalea or Chora, Analipsi or Maltezana, Livadi, Vathi
- Islets: Agía Kyriakí, Astypálaia, Avgó, Glynó, Zaforás, Kounoúpoi, Koutsomýti, Mesonísi, Ofidoússa, Plakída, Pontikoúsa, Stefánia, Sýrna, Fokionísia, Khondró, Khondronísi (all uninhabited except Astypálaia itself)
- Transfiguration of the Savior Christ (traditional festival on 05/08)
- Monastery of Panagia Portaitissa (traditional festival on 14/08 & 15/08) - Ecclesiastical Museum (housed in the monastery)
- 8 traditional mills in the central square of Chora
- Narcissus Municipal Library
- Ancient Infant Cemetery in Kylindra (the only burial site in the world)
- Querini Venetian Castle (13th century)
- Archaeological Museum (Pera Gialos)
- Artificial Lake in the Livadi- Bird Observatory.