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Astypalaia

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Astypalaia is an island in the Dodecanese group of the South Aegean Islands of Greece.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

Pera Gialos, view from Astypalaia Castle
  • Astypalaia
  • Anapipsi (Maltezana)

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Astypalaia is most commonly visited during the summer months as Greek nationals and tourists escape the mainland heat for the sea breezes. Still, the summer months of July and August can be quite warm with daily high temperatures ranging in the mid-thirties Celsius. Spring (May - June) and autumn (September - October) tend to be more comfortable but more variable in terms of daily temperatures. Towards the end of October, the colder winds come in from the north, bringing winter, and the temperature drops drastically.

Talk[edit]

Most bars, restaurants, hotels and tourist shops exist mainly for the tourist trade and speak a variety of languages, including English (often fluent), French and German. Greek is only needed for more complicated situations.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Astypalaia airport, Astypalaia (IATA CODE: JTY), located a few kilometers from Analipsi.

By boat[edit]

Most visitors arrive from Athens via frequent ferry service.

Get around[edit]

  • Bus - Bus services run between Livadi - Astypalaia - Analipsi - New Port - Airport
  • Taxi
  • Scooter - Many visitors to the island opt for renting a scooter. They are inexpensive (from about 10 euros per day), can be rented in the tourist areas and with the limited traffic on the island, make for an enjoyable way to get around.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Astypalaia Castle: Open 9:00 to 13:00, 18:00 to 20:30.

Itineraries[edit]

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Eat[edit][add listing]

For those being on a low budget, many restaurants in the tourist area will serve a pita gyros sandwich

  • Γεράνι (Gerani), Livadi (Near the bridge by the sea). The best choice on Livadi for having a good meal.  edit
  • Τραπεζάκια έξω (Trapezakia ekso), (Λιδάδι (Livadi)). Big portions with a lot of fried potatoes, good prices, mostly grilled food, by the sea with nice view on Livadi beach.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

There are 4 actual bars in Astypalaia:

  • Artemis, (On the way from the Town hall to the castle, the first steps on your right leads to the bar). - 03:00. Nice bar with a nice view of Astypalaia town.  edit
  • Notos. - 05:00. The after bar, gather many people after 01:00 until 05:00 in the morning  edit
  • Castro, (Close to the Castle). Castro bar opens from 8pm  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Panorama. Panorama is the nightclub of Astypalaia, located in Pera Gialos. Look for the blue lights.  edit
  • Stampalia Studios, Skald (Just up from the harbour). Exquisite new apartments (2013) fully serviced . priced from e40 per night sleeps 3. Owner has thought of everything all done with classic good taste.,  edit


Stay safe[edit]

The risk of crime in remote Astypalaia is considerably less than in most parts of Europe - a combination of traditional values and a small population: everyone knows everyone here - nearly.

Get out[edit]

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