Last updated on January 30, 2024 by Stefano Ferro, founder of MEL365, following extensive travelling in Dodecanese Islands Greece

Best photos of Astypalaia Island, from the beaches to the Chora (Old Town)

I had such a gorgeous time photographing Astypalaia, such a photogenic island.

The best tip I can give is to rent either a scooter or a car and explore the island at your pace.

The local bus runs only 4-5 times a day and it connects only the major destinations.

You will miss out in some spectacular landscape photography opportunities, especially west of Livadia.

If you scroll down you will see my best photos of Astypalaia Island beside some techy information that you can easily bypass if not interested.

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The techy side of my pictures in Astypalaia

In this trip, I took my old Nikon D610 with a 24-105mm F/4 lens.

It’s a great camera that, still today, is able to produce amazing photos with a good dynamic range.

The only drawback I found was the heavyweight. It was a bit of a pain to transport it around (but now I am used to a light Sony A7 mirrorless).

I loved making photos of the Astypalaia Chora, absolutely a must when on the island. 

Walk up to the castle for the best view. The gate closes just before sunset time.

I found other great spots west of Livadia, with the winding road working perfectly as a leading line to the Chora.

I absolutely missed my drone. If you have one, take it with you, however, pay attention to the wind, especially on the north coast, it can be really strong in the late afternoon.

Please note that “Chora”, “Old Town” and “Astypalaia Town” are interchangeable definitions of the same place.

Best Photos of Astypalaia Island

Landscape

View of Astypalaia from the castle
View of Astypalaia from the castle
The romantic and charming Astypalaia Town
The romantic and charming Astypalaia Town
Road to Astypalaia Town
Road to Astypalaia Town
Riding the scooter to Kaminakia Beach
Riding the scooter to Kaminakia Beach
Trekking through the fields of Livadia
Trekking through the fields of Livadia

Seascape

From the castle to the Aegean sea
From the castle to the Aegean sea
A secret beach of the island
A secret beach of the island
Driving to the small harbour of Vathi
Driving to the small harbour of Vathi
Agrilidi Bay
Agrilidi Bay
Vathi Harbour
Vathi Harbour
Visiting the small harbour of Analipsi
Visiting the small harbour of Analipsi
Fishermen at Analipsi harbour
Fishermen at Analipsi harbour
Kaminakia Beach
Kaminakia Beach
Schoinontas Beach
Schoinontas Beach
The amazing water of Schoinontas "Back" Beach
The amazing water of Schoinontas “Back” Beach
The old town at night
The old town at night

Chora – Old Town

 

Exploring the maze of the Old Town
Exploring the maze of the Old Town
Lovely pastel colours
Lovely pastel colours
Be ready for lots of stairs in the Chora
Be ready for lots of stairs in the Chora
Another hidden corner of the Chora
Another hidden corner of the Chora
The lovely restaurants at Astypaleas Beach
The lovely restaurants at Astypaleas Beach
Secret corners and hidden gems of the Chora
Secret corners and hidden gems of the Chora
A maze of small lanes in Astypalaia Town
A maze of small lanes in Astypalaia Town
Walking through the Old Town
Walking through the Old Town
Stefano Ferro - MEL365.com Founder and Editor

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