Astypalaia island has an abundant of beaches to suit all kinds; from organized ones with deck chairs, to completely remote beaches, which are not even on the map!
Astypalaia is surrounded by numerous beaches which are scattered all around the island! The natural configuration of the coasts is rich, having provided the island with many long beaches, such as those in the areas of Livadi, Pera Yialos, Vatses, Kaminakia, Agios Ioannis, Steno and Psili Ammos, but also with some smaller creeks, like Tzanakia and Plakes!
It is worth to mention the remote beaches on the small islands around Astypalaia, which are only accessible by boat. This is where the little fishing boats and an abundance of private yachts are stationed regularly during the summer months.
Livadi Beach Astypalaia
Two km southwest of Chora lies the small village of Livadia, set directly by the seaside. The beach here is rather well-maintained, and various tourist facilities are available in abundance.Livadi Beach is the most popular beach of Astypalaia. You can find restaurants, taverns, coffee shops, club, mini market as well as sun beds and umbrellas for rent. There are several secluded coves as well as one long stretch of beach, where water sports are often played.
Maltezana Beach Astypalaia
Maltezana (or Analipsi) village has a wonderful beach where you can find restaurants, taverns, coffee shops as well as fishing boats to buy fresh fishes. One of the settlements most favored by tourists, Maltezana boasts a lengthy shoreline that is made up of several secluded coves and one stretch of pebbly sand beach. Some of the must-see attractions include the Hellenic Baths, ruins of an early-Christian basilica, and the ancient Analipsi church.
Pera Gialos Beach Astypalaia
Pera Gialos (walking distance from Chora) boasts a relatively well-developed tourist infrastructure and a charming beach, ideal for a refreshing swim and snorkeling. There are plenty of cafes and tavernas in the vicinity. Boat tours run from here to nearby sites and other beaches.
Kaminakia Beach Astypalaia
This one is one of the more known sandy beaches on the island. Despite its relative popularity, it by no means gets crowded and still offers that Astypalaian tranquility most visitors to the island are after. Some sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire.
Agios Konstantinos Beach Astypalaia
The sandy beach of Agios Konstantinos lies in a pristine cove 7 kilometers to the south of Chora. There are some amenities, such as sunbeds and umbrellas, but the beach remains largely untouched, and the single taverna operates during the summer only.
Plakes Beach Astypalaia
Not technically a real beach, Plakes is really more of a rock formation hanging over the sea. People spring into the water directly from the rocks, which turns swimming into an exhilarating adventure. The rocks are located 8 kilometers east of Chora.