Though the beautiful Greek island of Astypalea Dodecanese archipelago belongs, it is characterized by a classic Cycladic architecture. This small island can boast of a variety of resort complexes, but its tourist facilities is enough to serve a limited number of visitors.
Tourists come to this island to enjoy the charming and picturesque architecture of its capital, the Venetian castle, located at the top of the hill, the traditional windmills and secluded beaches.
Not far from the island’s capital, is located a few organized beaches, but as you move away from Chora, you will find a fully isolated places that are suitable for a relaxing holiday. This island is the perfect place to relax romantic couples and families.
Resides in the territory Astypalaia little less 2000 inhabitants, most of whom earn their living from agriculture, fishing and tourism, which began its development over the past years.
The history of the island dates back to prehistoric times, and its name comes from the name of the wife of Poseidon. In Roman times, this island was a favorite among pirates, who found in his cave shelter for their ships. That’s when the island was conquered by people of different nationalities such as the Venetians, Turks and Italians. The structure of the Greek state, this island came into 1948.
On the territory of Astypalaia have 4 small, but quite picturesque villages: Chora, or Maltezana Analipsi, Livadia and Vathi. Capital of the island is the village of Chora.
One of the features of this island is the large number of small churches that can be found throughout its territory. The most famous of these is the church of Panagia Portaitissa.
On the territory of Astypalaia no big clubs, but this island can boast traditional taverns and seaside cafes. The island’s beaches and sand short, but some of them are quite difficult, so ask the locals how it should get to each of them, but be aware that when you get to any of these beaches, you’ll never forget, like the island itself who is able to charm everyone his measured rhythm of life and special beauty.
To make your stay more comfortable, our team has prepared for you a small description of two popular hotels Astypalaia.
Gorgeous boutique hotel Pylaia Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxury few meters away from the beautiful beach. This hotel provides services to its guests spacious rooms that include a refrigerator, coffee maker, television, air conditioning, a balcony and a private bathroom, which has a bathrobe, hairdryer and toiletries brand Apivita. On-site award-winning spa, which offers facials, hot tubs and massage rooms. By The hotel offers free internet access and guests may also take advantage of totally free private parking. The friendly staff will help you arrange a free shuttle service, car rental and tour desk services.
Decorated in a traditional Greek style, the hotel is located near the beach Kalderimi Livadi and provides services to its guests comfortable rooms with all necessary amenities such as air conditioning, kitchenette, refrigerator and TV. Some rooms have a fireplace, while the other rooms have a furnished balcony, all rooms have a private bathroom, which has a hair dryer, slippers, bathrobes and organic toiletries. This hotel is famous among visitors for its breakfast, which consists of home-made dishes and local specialties.
Read more about the islands of the Dodecanese archipelago in the article “Tourism on the island of Kalymnos.”