Astypalea in Photos

Astypalea, Greece

For the past days, I had the opportunity to visit a Greek hidden gem, a very special place where people invite you to try their food, make you feel at home and are proud of being who they are. An island peculiarly hard to be reached, but worth every nautical mile of the way once reached. A land where sheep and goats are often spotted, where cheese is handmade and honey tastes like no other.

Astypalea has been one of those special places every step of the way. The food, the people, the scenery, the landscape, the traditions and culture make up for a destination yet to be discovered by many. And as I leave this unique island, I feel that now, pictures can be more than words, for this reason, here is Astypalea in photos:

Astypalea, Greece
The breathtaking sunrise on the island

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece
The Castle of Astypalea on top of its capital, Chora
Astypalea, Greece
A local woman working with sheep fur

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece
5 of the 9 traditional windmills found on the islandΒ 

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece
A local fisherman who kindly told us his story

Astypalea, Greece

Astypalea, Greece
A part of the Castle of Astypalea
Astypalea, Greece
St. George’s Church
Astypalea, Greece
Livadi Beach
Astypalea, Greece
Fireworks in celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter


A special thank you to the Municipality of Astypalia for kindly hosting and giving us the opportunity to discover and learn a little bit more about this special place.

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Wow, this is so lovely – it looks like a movie set! But where’s the food???

  • Looks like a little slice of heaven! Hope you had a lovely birthday!!! πŸ™‚

  • You deserve it girl! Awesome pictures!!

  • Your photos are amazing! I love the windmills – so cute!

    • Thank you so much dear!! The place helps, it’s very photogenic πŸ˜‰

  • Love those whitewashed houses, and the windmills. Why is it so hard to reach? Mind you, I can imagine that, ultimately, as a plus, for the travellers themselves at least.

    • Me too, I love it!!
      Basically there is only one ferry that goes to the island daily, even though it’s not even far from Santorini. That certainly makes the place more special and a plus for the ones looking for the off the beaten path πŸ˜€

  • It is Gina, I fell in love with this place!! πŸ˜€
    Thank you so much, glad to know that!! I couldn’t stop taking pictures there!

  • Yes Cindy, it was a very special experience! The locals are incredible and made all the difference in our trip!!
    Thank you, happy that you liked it πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much Corey!!! It was worth it staying up after a little bit longer after 10 hours on a ferry just to see the sunrise πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much Erin!! I hope you visit it sometime, it’s a very special place!

  • Thank you so much Ava, happy to know that πŸ˜€
    I know, right? It’s one of my favorites too!!

  • Thank you so much Sally! I looooove Greece too, can’t wait to go back!! πŸ˜€

  • Oh my yesss, this place is even more beautiful in person, though the pictures can show a lot already!
    I hope you visit it someday… I loved this island!! πŸ˜€ yesss do show them to her!

  • Thank you dear πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much dear!! Greece is very photogenic πŸ˜€

  • hahaha ohh yess, if blue is your favorite color then the Greek islands are heaven for you πŸ˜€ I looove it!!

  • Thank you dear!! I will be sharing more about Astypalea on upcoming posts πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Sarah!! It is, Greece is stunning and very photogenic πŸ˜‰

  • hahahaha oh my Vlad, it’s very tricky to get there, but the hassle is totally worth it πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much Clare!! This place is amazing, it was my first time in Greece but I already want to go back!!! πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Andrew!!! πŸ˜€

  • Ohhh yesss you have to go!!! And let me know if you need tips πŸ˜€

  • Definitely πŸ˜€

  • Thank you so much Karen!! This place holds definitely a special place πŸ˜€
    And don’t worry, I will be there before you know it haha… we, Munich and Bavarian breakfasts wait for you!!

  • Very photogenic isn’t it? I feel like you want to go to Greece πŸ˜€

  • hahaha do it Van!!! You will love it πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Trish!! Yess, this place is amazing and you should totally visit it sometime πŸ˜€

  • You have to visit it, it’s gorgeous!! πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Cathy!! Ohh this one is special πŸ˜€

  • Yesss, I’m totally in love with this place πŸ˜€

  • Ohh yess, you must go to this one πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Kate!! Yes, it was amazing πŸ˜€

  • Thank you Melanie πŸ˜€ hahaha

  • Yesss it is!! Oh really? That’s amazing, where are you going?

  • Oh really? I didn’t know that Christine, how amazing to work there!!
    Ohh yes, definitely way too many firecrackers!! hahaha crazy!! But the food was amazing!

  • I knoooow, I remember reading your posts about Greece, how couldn’t? Now I share the same love with you πŸ˜€
    Ohhhh where are you going this time?

  • Ohhhh I heard about it!! It’s supposed to be amazing πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait to know what you will think about the island!!