Discover Astypalea on foot / Hiking routes

Discover nature in Astypalea through hiking routes and trails which lead you to immaculate beaches and picturesque white-washed chapels. Follow the pirate trails and allow your imagination to take you on a journey in search of hidden treasure in the mysterious caves. Astypalea has been acknowledged by scientific experts as a unique ecological territory, of great importance, as it is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Allow us to suggest interesting routes, according to your interests and needs.

Cycling Routes

Astypalea is an ideal destination for cyclists, or even amateurs who would like to discover Astypalea by bike. Feel invigorated by the sea breeze and indulge in the gorgeous scenery of the island. Visit the ancient ruins of the castle in Chora which has attracted the attention of photographers from all around the world. Cycle along the path above the mystic infant cemetery. Take a tour of the old town below the castle, through the white-washed lanes adorned with the colourful bougainvilleas. Discover the beaches and enjoy the moonlit shores. Akrotiri is a biker-friendly complex and we will be happy to safe-keep your bicycle and cycling equipment.

Water Sports

If you are an adventurous individual, seeking pleasure through water-sports, you will find the ideal conditions to put your hobby into practice. You will, however, need to bring your own equipment, as there is none available on the island.


If fishing is your favourite pastime, then Astypalea is the right place for you! Take your equipment, whether it’s your fishing rod or speargun, and don’t forget your camera! Enjoy your catch with your family or friends, right in the comfort of your studio or veranda, and don’t forget to upload your photos on the social media sites, enticing your friends to follow in your footsteps.

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