Alternative activities in Astypalaia

Boat Tours

Very fun are also the boat tours in Astypalaia. Famous boat trips in Astypalaia are every morning from the port of Pera Yalos and head to the beaches of Vatses, Kaminaka and Agios Ioannis (1st tour). They also visit the islets of Kounoupes and Koutsomiti (2nd tour). These boat trips give the chance for an enjoyable and interesting day at the sun.


Diving / Snirkeling

Astipalea is where will your next scuba diving trip take you. There’s a world of underwater adventures out there waiting for you. Scuba diving and traveling go hand-in-hand. Snorkeling is an amazing experience for everyone. Join a snorkeling tour to explore the spectacular underwater world. Start a trip to discover the beautiful inhabitants of the sea of Astypalaia.

Discover the best parts of underwater kingdom of Astypalaia. At the port of Pera Gialos you can learn more about hiring a boat and  find everything you need for diving equipment.


Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in Astypalea means an extraordinary combination of holidays with this unique fun activity, which builds group spirit and self-confidence on mountain crags, beach cliffs and beautiful traverses right above the waters of the Aegean Sea!

If you are an outdoor adventurer, you like to be revitalized through Active holidays and various Outdoor Activities. The climbing field “Ftera” is separated in two parts (because of the bas-relief of the area) and has been engraved 20 routes, equipped with stainless plugs M10 and with reles at their end. The rock is asbestolithic and generaly is good enough. The field is easily accessible from Chora (20 min. by car). Then you will be excited to join our Astypalean Adventures in the nature and the history of Astypalaia.



Trekking in Astypalea is the ideal way, to explore the heart of this fascinating island, by walking either on engraved paths or ascending the highest peaks. Hiking in Astypalea gives you the chance to walk and to discover ancient paths walking through mythology and history. Each season gives magnificent colours and interests. We guide you off the beaten paths to meet the “authentic” Astypaleans and our traditions.


Mountain Biking

With the gentle whir of our pedalling, we enjoy the spectacular views and smells of Astypalea’s countryside.



Caves have always been a part of Greek Mythology and History, from the birth of Zeus, the Father of Gods, to the most recent European history.