Astypalea – one of the most beautiful islands of Greece !
Butterfly Aegean Sea , as they call this island locals call for its shape. Astypalea located between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese , and combines itself with the features of these two districts.From the air the island looks like a butterfly , the left of which is mountainous and almost treeless but below the right side is covered by forest .Wonderful place for rock climbing and hiking through the narrow mountainous paths . Clean beaches , picturesque trees and neat buildings reminiscent of the Cyclades. Astypalea has a rich history , emphasizing the rugged beauty of the island.Nice news for hikers seeking to climb into the most secret corners : Astypalea – almost the only one of the Greek islands , where there are no snakes. The fact that this island is very rich about springs and streams, too mach storks often come to the island, so they deleted all snakes on the island.
In the city center there are old Venetian fortress . Inside the fortress are two churches Virginia Annunciation and St. George.Although Astypalea not so mach a tourist spot in the town there are many bars with very different kind of music and institutions working until a morning. There are too many cozy taverns. From meat of hare and fish , seafood till a lobster , which can be ordered with the Italian style pasta Astipalea are famous. What about snacks there are delicious traditional cheeses and unusual taste butter with taste of cheese ” sinkafuro “. Nice habit of the islanders and visitors after a big selibration to climb up to the fortress to meet sunshine all together!