Astypalea to the Cyclades 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.
About The Cyclades Islands
The Cyclades islands consist of 39 Islands of which 24 are inhabited. The Cyclades are the most popular of all the islands and attract thousands of visitors every year.
The Cyclades are famous for their extraordinary weather, the beauty of the beaches and the charm of the architecture with ancient sites, droves of vineyards and olive trees, and stark whitewashed cubist houses.
Whether you want to party, explore culture and history or simply soak up the rays and swim in crystal clear waters the islands within the Cyclades are the perfect destinations. If you book with AFerry and travel by ferry you can explore them all.