I’ve been thinking of visiting Astypalea for several years, and during my travel to Greece in 1996 I’d decided to go for it!
When reading my travel guides for Greece, Astypalea seemed to be a nice choice to me for several reasons:
- Not overcrowded by tourists
- Some nice beaches
- Nice for walking or maybe going by scooter
- Marvelous shape of the island when looking on the map; looks like a butterfly. Translated into English Astypalea equals butterfly!
I wasn’t disappointed when I was approaching Astypalea early one Wednesday morning, with Chora and connected Kastro situated high up on a rock. Beautiful to watch at daybreak!