marvelous sandy beaches, very interesting caves and many well preserved ancient ruins. Although being a part of the Dodecanese group, Astypalea looks like a Circadian island because of the wild landscapes and the numerous churches built on each side of the island. Do not miss a visit to the capital of Astypalea, Chora, with its beautiful white washed houses and a Venetian castle crowning it, and a visit to the windmills, as well as the small port of Maltezana , especially between 7 and 9 p.m. when fishermen return and sell fish and crayfish straight from their boats. Visit the churches of Panagias (Virgin Mary), Saint George and Panagia Portaitissa, a 250 years old church. Visit the settlement Livadi, the most fertile area of the island with vineyards, orange-groves and tangerine-trees. Swim to the beach of Tzanaki and take a tour by a cacique to the lagoon Vathi.