Luxury holidays in Astypalaia
When to go
Unlike other Greek islands, you’ll have large swathes of Astypalaia to yourself, even in peak season. Visit during the Festival of Panagia Portaitissa (14-16 August) to experience Astypalaean culture at its best.
PlanesMost international flights will arrive in Athens. From there, you can take a short, thrice-weekly flight directly to Astypalaia’s small airport, or travel by ferry to the island’s Agios Andreas port – though, given its nine-hour passage, be sure to pack a novel or two.
AutomobilesAstypalaia is compact and easily drivable but, with just one paved road on the whole island, we’d opt for a 4x4. If you can handle a bump or two, you’ll be rewarded with secluded beaches and wild beauty.