The westernmost island of the Dodecanese Group, Astypalaia, boasts a centuries-old history, whitewashed villages, deep blue sea waters and sun-drenched beaches. Chora is the island's capital town and port. It is one of the most picturesque towns in the Aegean, perched on a rock that advances into the sea, forming two bays. On the top, you will see Chora's castle towering over the town with the strikingly white domes of Evangelistria and Agios Georgios churches, visible over the walls. Around the castle lie Chora's houses with whitewashed walls, blue doors and windows, and wooden balcony rails.
Astypalaia is a great place to enjoy long strolls at the town and relaxing moments at the beach. Also, it has all kind of beaches: there are both organized beaches with beach accommodation as well as secluded beaches for naturists. In fact, three popular activities on the island are hiking, sailing and jeep safari to secluded beaches.