Astypalea, the white nymph of the Dodecanese
You can think of the island of Astypalea as a pop of crisp white color amidst the blue of Aegean Sea right where the Dodecanese and the Cyclades meet. By boat, it takes a bit longer to get to from the port of Piraeus, but the beauty of the island is sure to make up for every single hour you’ll spend on the ferry.
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Chora town of Astypalea with its windmills
Chora, the capital town of the island (also called "Astropalia"). The main port of the island overlooks the Aegean and features beautiful whitewashed houses, mansions with intricate cornices, ever-blossoming bougainvillea and hospitable locals.
The Venetian Guerini Castle, dating back to the 13th century, and the churches of St. George Glykavlis and Panagia of the Castle with its ornate bell towers. Visit the castle on a day when the wind is not strong. Take pictures; Make memories!
Kounoupa island in Astypalea
The uninhabited nearby islets of Kounoupa and Koutsomiti. Hop on a day boat trip from Pera Gialos and discover a “two-in-one” beach in a Castaway-resembling setting.
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Who knows? It may rock your boat!
Panoramic view of Chora
Rock Climbing on limestone rocks found in Ftera. There are two routes you can choose from, depending on the level of difficulty.
Speleological Tourism. Discover the Cave of Negros with its impressive stalactites, Drakos Cave and the Cave of Panagia Poulariani, known for its unique shape (all open to public). Hiking. Thanks to its special geomorphology, Astypalea offers two separate paths. We recommend taking the hiking trail that starts from Livadi,on the west side of the island, and leads to the beach of Ai Giannis, from where you can come back to town by boat (you would need to arrange for a local boat to pick you up from there).
Added bonus: you may see some dolphins following your boat!
Sandy beach with crystal clear waters
Tip: Don’t forget to try the local delicacies, such as the Lasanakia, filled with mizithra cheese (the locals call it chloro) and the saffron of the island (zafora). Feel like trying them? Your ferry tickets to Astypalea, the butterfly-shaped island of the Aegean, are just one click away.
Information about the port of Astypalea
Astypalea is connected four times a week in summer to Piraeus via Naxos and Paros. A ferry based in Kalymnos, runs thrice weekly, linking the island with Kalymnos and islands further north in the Dodecanese.