Astypalea to Greece Ferry
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Astypalea is full of whitewashed houses, amazing beaches and fruit orchards bursting with tangerines, olives and grapes. Like many Greek islands, Astypalea is full of breathtaking views of the ocean and the unique landscape that surrounds the main villages of Chora and Livadi. 'The Portaitissa' is a must-see when going to this island, an immaculate monastery with whitewashed walls and turquoise domed roofs.
Also try some Astypalean specialities whilst there including poungia, a cheese pie made with locally-made kopanisti cheese and sweet Greek honey, and the freshly-caught seafood such as lobster and octopus. For archaeology fans, a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Astypalea is a must, as well as the Venetian ruins that are scattered around Astypalea.
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.