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The island of Astypalaia is the connecting “bridge” between the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands, as it features elements from both areas.

The crystal clear and tranquil bays along with the enchanting little villages, that adorn the island’s hilly and rocky landscape, immerse visitors into the vast blue expanse of the Aegean Sea and the island’s unspoilt beauty.

Astypalaia, with its brilliant white sugar cube houses, with shutters and doorways painted in blue and swathes of purple bougainvillea spilling over the walls, and bright white chapels, is a place rich in tradition and history, and an ideal spot for a tranquil holiday away from the crowds.

The island divides into two – Mesa Nisi (inner island) to the west and Exo Nisi (outer island) to the east, linked by a very narrow strip just 100m wide.

 

How to reach

By ferry from Piraeus and other Dodecanese islands (Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes) and Piraeus

 

By plane from Athens/Leros/Kalymnos/Kos/Rhodes.

 

Useful Phone Numbers

  • Town Hall (+30) 22430 61408
  • Port Office (+30) 22430 61208
  • Police (+30) 22430 61206
  • Information Office (+30) 22430 61412
  • Airport (+30) 22430 61665
  • Local Blue Star Ferries Agency (+30) 22430 61224
  • Alpha Bank (+30) 22430 59890
  • Medical Center (+30) 22430 61222
  • Pharmacy (+30) 22430 61666
  • Post Office (+30) 22430 61223

 

Useful Links

Local Travel Agencies

Car & Motorbike Rental

Map of Astypalaia

See the latest updated map of Astypalaia that includes useful information on the island’s points of interest and hiking trail descriptions