Come here to revel in heavenly beaches and blue-white villages. Take advantage of boat trips to nearby isles and pay a visit to the castle.

Astypalaia Attractions

An overview of the Panagia Portaitissa Church on Astypalaia with its dome and belfry and the sea in the background.

Panagia Portaitissa Church

One of the most beautiful Greek churches built in a place with breath-taking views. It was built in 1762.

An image showing the Venetian Castle of Astypalaia surrounded by the white houses of the Chora settlement.
photo: Gf uip / CC BY-SA 3.0

Venetian Castle of Astypalaia

A 13th century medieval castle that was for centuries the only island settlement. It has two impressive white churches with blue domes.

Astypalaia Beaches


Kounoupa Beach

Kounoupi Island

Uninhabited island that can be reached only by boat. There is sand strip with sea on both sides and a bar open during the summer months.


Livadi Beach


A cosmopolitan organized beach with many facilities. At Livadi, the sea doesn't get rough and usually it's not too windy. Perfect for families.

Astypalaia Why visit?

  • Byzantine, Venetians, Ottomans and others have ruled the island.
  • Astypalaia was a woman abducted by Poseidon.
  • Its Greek nickname is Butterfly of the Aegean due to its distinctive shape.

Astypalaia Museums

A Coat of Arms of Querini family - an exhibit in the Archaeological Museum of Astypalaia.
photo: Komc k / CC BY-SA 4.0

Archaeological Museum of Astypalaia

This small museum hosts findings from Prehistoric to Medieval times, and votive inscriptions of offerings to Apollo, Artemis, and Aphrodite.

Astypalaia Settlements

Chora of Astypalaia

Built on the hill around the medieval castle, it has a wonderful view of the sea. A fairytale townlet always ready to give you unforgettable experiences.

Astypalaia Festivals

Astypalaia Panigiri Festival «Panagia»

The panigyri (traditional festival) lasts for three days and includes dancing, competitions, and lots of eating and drinking.