Astypalaia, the butterfly – shaped island of Dodecanese, looks more like Cyclades in itsarchitecture, its beautiful scenery and pure and seductive beaches. If you seek for tranquility in your next vacations then Astypalaia is your dream destination.
Sugar-cube houses, colored doors and windows, the Windmills create an idyllic scenery in the main town of Astypalaia which is situated at the top of a hill. There you can visit the Venetian castle with panoramic views to the island. It was founded by Giovanni Querini, a Venetian official of the Duchy of Naxos, in 1413. Dive into the stunning crystal – blue sea in the rocky and pebbled beaches of Astypalaia.
Some are only accessible by boat while there are organized ones and easy accessible for everyone. The pure idyllic landscape with amazing rock formations will impress you.
Explore the Cave of Negrou in Vatses with unique stalactites and stalagmites. The place isconnected with legends of pirates and hidden treasures.
Follow the steps of mythology and history in the numerous marked trails and ancient paths and explore the green side of the island in Livadi.
Livadi is the most fertile and green place in the whole island. A wide variety of fruit trees asorange and mandarin trees, grapevines and flowers.
You will be amazed of the variety of local dishes with fresh ingredients as meat, fish,seafood, local cheeses and fruit.