Astypalea Villages

Astypalea villages

All villages on Astypalea are small and most are found on the seaside. They have few permanent inhabitants that deal with agriculture and fishing. Some others also occupy with tourism. The capital of the island is Chora and the most tourist spot is Pera Yialos.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Astypalea villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.

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Guide to 5 villages

Discover our guide to 5 Astypalea villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Astypalea. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: Located on the southern side of the island
Description: Town, or Chora, is the capital village of the island. It is known for its traditional architecture and the Venetian Castle. The most picturesque corner of Chora is the path that leads to the Castle, lined by nine windmills.

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Location: 1 km south of Chora
Description: Pera Gialos is the closest beach resort to Chora. It has many tourist facilities and an organized beach.

Location: 2 km south west of Chora
Description: Livadia is the greenest village of the island, as it has many gardens and vineyards. It is located close to Chora.

Location: 21 km north east of Chora
Description: Vathi is a small village on the north eastern spot of the island. The secluded region is ideal to relax.

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Location: 9 km north east of Chora
Description: Analipsi is a beautiful seaside village spread on a valley. Some excursion boats leave from there and make the tour of the island.

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Seven windmills in Astypalea
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