…is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Dodecanese island group. You can enjoy beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and a picturesque main village (Chora) with Cycladic style architecture
The main village is built amphitheatrically on the hill of a slope. On top of the hill a Venetian Castle is situated, known as the Querini Castle which is one of the most famous attractions on the island.
Astypalea has all kind of beaches: there are both organized beaches with beach accommodation as well as secluded beaches for naturists.
Nine well-preserved, picture-perfect windmills, possibly dating back to as early as the 18th century, are one of the island’s main visitor attractions.
Just a kilometre south of Chora lies the village of Pera Gialos, once the island’s main port. Today it boasts a relatively well-developed tourist infrastructure and a charming beach, ideal for a refreshing swim. Boat tours run from here to nearby sites and other beaches.
Just two kilometers from Chora, the small seaside village of Livadia lies in a valley bordered by citrus groves and lush vineyards. Must-see attractions include the Negros Cave in Vatses (reachabale by boat from Chora) and the Agios Vasileios hilltop ruins.
Nightlife in Astypalaia is rather low-key, with most evening entertainment had in the form of dinner and drinks at the local taverns (do try the local wine and spirits). Also you can enjoy music in Beach bars till late.
Panagia Portaitissa from the castle.