Wrapped in calm, blue waters, the butterfly-shaped island of Astypalea is located exactly where the Dodecanese meets the Cyclades. An island with authenticity and uniqueness resisting mass consumer patterns.
A butterfly in the middle of the Aegean with its thin waist dividing the island into its two large wings, the Mesa and the Exo Islands.
It is the ideal destination for alternative holidays, a destination where you can relax, have fun and get to know the authentic island life. Magical beaches which you can easily visit, organized and deserted, sandy and pebbly. Daily trips for the islands (Kounoupa and Koutsomitis) as well as for remote beaches of the island from Pera Gialos either with the Thalassopouli boat or the Elementi Bus (Vatses, Agios Konstantinos, Ai – Giannis and Kaminakia) (Vatses, Agios Konstantinos, Ai – Giannis and Kaminakia).
Although the island belongs to the Dodecanese complex it has strong influences from the Cyclades which is evident from its architecture with white cubic houses, cobblestone streets and traditional windmills.
A place blessed with wild natural beauty, combining the deep blue of the sea with the unique scenery that surrounds the coastline. With picturesque fishing villages, beautiful and quiet beaches, it is the ideal place for holidays and relaxation.
Life is better when you are in Astypalea…
Enjoy happy and alternative holidays…