The most interesting and historical attractions on Astypalaia island . Astypalaia is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea about 2,000 inhabitants. The shape of the island Astypalaia and very interesting, because of the small strip of land that connects the two parts together.
If we look at the island from high in my view looks like a butterfly. The main village is Astypalaia , here on the highest point has built a Byzantine castle and around it have sprung up small white square houses with colored doors and roofs. Inside, behind the stone wall has two churches and an impressive view over the island.
Both shrines are working to tourists in the church lit Evangeliasmos has carved iconostasis. If desired light the candle and pray for a loved one. In front of the castle is the beautiful church of the Virgin Mary Portetisav impressive iconostasis.
Overall Astypalaia island is not visited by the tourists, but if you have a little more time can walk along the small pebbly beaches and eat fresh fish in some of the fishing villages Wadding, Livadia and Analipsi. Another interesting thing I noticed was the small trees, small shrubs and rocky soil.
Local population feed itself by raising small livestock (goats and sheep) and fishing. Do not expect to find some luxury here, but rather something different and wild. Most hotels are one-storey houses, offering a cozy atmosphere of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.
Be sure to taste the specialties of the restaurant Astropelos. It's a little place built on a meadow near the beach. Specialties include rabbit stew and salad sea urchin oysters. The best way to move around Astypalaia island is by car. Most of the weather is nice, especially in the summer months, rains are rare and for a short time.
Sunsets and sunrises are uniquely beautiful and tranquil family holiday is guaranteed. Peace and quiet everywhere and with a little imagination you can spend unforgettable holidays in one of the most beautiful islands in Greece - Astypalaia island. If I were you I would go to the beautiful Milos island. There is a wonderful and cozy.