This is the main holiday resort of the island. The village has a very long beach with a pier, white houses with flowery gardens and picturesque taverns on the beach. Maltezana is also called Analipsi, named after the oldest church of the village. The seaside village is built at the end of a fertile valley and had a turbulent history as pirates often moored in its shallow waters. In fact, Bigot, a French philhellene, set his own ship on fire in 1827 to avoid being captured by them. There is a monument in his honor on the beach of Schinondas.
Boats for the pristine beaches of Astypalaia and the nearby islets Chondro, Ligno, Agia Kyriaki, Koutsomytis, Syrna and Kounoupi depart from the pier of Maltezana.