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AGIOS IOANNIS BEACH

Agios Ioannis is a splendid pebble beach, with a Caribbean sea and a fantastic landscape. The ideal place for relax, even though is a little difficult to reach.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 4,6 km – 16 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tJRV6mLNmavvDRap9

VATSES BEACH

Vatses is located just beyond Kaminakia and is another unmissable beach. You will catapult into a wonderful bay, where a dozen trees provide shade and coolness and a bar restaurant provides everything else. Mixed sand and pebbles. Color of the sea at the top. Include it in your itinerary among the beaches of Astypalea!

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 6,2 km – 20 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/SsdYS95LZcV8y8Bq9

STENO BAY

Steno is a fantastic beach. Its great advantage is that it is a sandy beach and without the pebbles that we often find elsewhere. Which makes it perfect for families with small children, and even more so as the seabed does not sink quickly. The color of the sea is a beautiful crystalline turquoise. and there are two establishments to refresh yourself with sunbeds and umbrellas.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 4,6 km – 16 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hRaYjNuxLqCqVYYB8

KAMINAKIA BEACH

The sandy beach of Kaminakia is perhaps the most beautiful in Astypalea. A little paradise for true Aegean lovers. The shoreline is made of sand and pebbles, and is surrounded by two splendid cliffs. It is an equipped beach, but which also provides us with natural shade offered by the trees. Crystal clear water like never before and a couple of taverns that make it decidedly welcoming. Kaminakia is truly unmissable.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 7,2 km – 25 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/5xXxh1gon6rmKi6EA

BLE LIMONAKI (BLUE HARBOUR)

Ble Limanaki is actually not a real beach, but rather a series of small or tiny sandy or pebbly coves where the sea is very close on both sides of the road, a dirt but easy detour from the main one. The advantage of Ble Limanaki is that these little beaches are very sheltered from the wind, and therefore tend to “gather” many people on the days when the meltemi rages on the island. The sea is crystal clear as always, perfect for snorkelling. Finally, it is an unequipped beach.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 9,7 km – 30 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tf4oDhp1xHAzxXST8

PLAKES BEACH

Plakes is one of the most characteristic beaches of Astypalea. Given the location, and the fact that you barely notice it when passing by, Plakes always remains uncrowded, so much so that it is favored by naturists. To get to Plakes we need a small descent from the main road Chora – Maltezana, which allows us with a short descent to reach a tiny cove of sand and pebbles, splendidly unequipped and always very sheltered from the wind.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 8,5 km – 27 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/5ZisQPMKmw3AZMNJ6

AGIOS COSTANTINOS BEACH

Agios Konstantinos, just beyond Livadia, is one of the most popular beaches in Astypalea, as well as having easy access on a fully asphalted road. The reason for its success is the view, with the Chora right in front, very white and fascinating at the top of its mountain. There is no shortage of trees for coolness, a restaurant and sunbeds and umbrellas for hire at modest prices.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 8,5 km – 27 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/meSEefypFk5FH9HF6

CHORA

The chora of Astypalea is one of the most scenic and enchanting Greek villages imaginable: dominated by a mighty Venetian castle that can be entirely visited and the white houses below. The views you enjoy walking through the alleys are priceless, as is getting lost and then finding yourself, guided by the music that comes out of who knows what apartment. In the evening it is nice to meet under the windmills, in the main square to have dinner, have a drink and enjoy the fresh air.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 700 m – 7 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/SN7mgbUbjiXcr1Pa9

LIVADI AREA & beach

The Livadi neighborhood with its wonderful beach is located south of Astypalia, the butterfly-shaped island and is actually a small group of houses close to the beach. The neighborhood is full of taverns, bars and small supermarkets.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 700 m – 7 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8tjjn86794Yzaj1d6

MALTEZANA AREA & BEACH

The Maltezana area with its wonderful beach is located north of Astypalia, the butterfly-shaped island and is actually a small group of houses close to the beach. The neighborhood is full of taverns, bars and small supermarkets.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 9,9 km – 30 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Vfv1csVkoKoG35dJA

QUERINI CASTLE

The Venetian Castle of Astipalea, also known as the Venetian Castle of Querini, dominates the magnificent Chora (capital) of the island from the top of the hill. It is made of dark stones that contrast with the white houses around the fortress. It was founded by the Venetian official of the Duchy of Naxos, Giovanni Querini, in 1413, at a time when the island had been devastated by a series of pirate raids. The Venetians ruled from the castle for over 300 years, and each ruler made various changes to the structure. The castle of Astypalea was partially rebuilt after the 1956 earthquake.

DISTANCE & MAP link

Distance from the shop by bike: 650 m – 6 minutes

Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/nUEYbMbFix4sA9Jp9