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Revision as of 23:57, 12 August 2012

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

Contents

Regions

Cities

  • Astypalaia
  • Anapipsi (Maltezana)

Other destinations

Understand

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

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

By plane

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

By boat

Most visitors arrive from Athens via frequent ferry service.

Get around

  • 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

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

Itineraries

Do

Buy

Eat

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


Drink

There are 4 actual bars in Astypalaia:

Sleep

  • Notos. The after bar, gather many people after 01:00 until 05:00 in the morning


Stay safe

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

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