Astypalea Vathy

The homonymous cove has only a small opening to the sea. The first houses of the village are built very close to it forming the quarter of Exo Vathi. There is also an anchorage for small boats there. The second district, Mesa Vathi, is located at the innermost point of the cove and has more of a rural than a touristic feel, as there are farmhouses with orchards, vineyards and cultivated fields there. The area is accessible via a dirt road beginning east of Maltezana or by boat. There is a regular service from Vai Bay. Traces indicating that the area has been inhabited since the Minoan era were found at the entrance of the cove. Ruins of a tower from the Hellenistic period have also been preserved.

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