Astypalea is a small island of the Dodecanese. Tourism has been developed on the island over the last years only, however, there are enough tourist facilities for comfortable holidays. Expect for the Venetian Castle above Chora, there is not much sightseeing on the island. This is a great place to enjoy long strolls at the town and relaxing moments at the beach. Astypalea has all kind of beaches: there are both organized beaches with beach accommodation as well as secluded beaches for naturists. In fact, two popular activities on the island are hiking and jeep safari to secluded beaches.
In this section, you can see the best Astypalea Sightseeing.
You can also view all things to see in Astypalea by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.
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The Venetian Castle of Astypalea stands on a hill above Chora. The walls survive till today, but the constructions inside the walls are mostly ruined.
Eight traditional windmills line the path to the Castle in Chora. They have been preserved and they mark probably the most picturesque spot of the village.
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.
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: 9 km north east of Chora
Description: Maltezana is one of the most popular beaches on Astypalea. Its soft sand and the tourist facilities attract many visitors.
Location: 2 km south west of Chora
Description: The long beach of Livadi is sandy and organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. Few tourist facilities are found in the region.
Location: 7 km south of Chora
Description: Part of this beach is organized. Located on the southern side of Astypalea, Agios Konstantinos is a great place to relax.
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