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.
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.
Astypalaia airport, Astypalaia (IATA CODE: JTY), located a few kilometers from Analipsi.
Most visitors arrive from Athens via frequent ferry service.
For those being on a low budget, many restaurants in the tourist area will serve a pita gyros sandwich
There are 4 actual bars in Astypalaia:
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.