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A Butterfly amid the Aegean

ASTIPALAIA Consisting of two mountain ranges joined by a natural isthmus . Astipalea appears on approach as if to be two islands. It in the past it was favored by the pirates because of the good shelter and position. During the middle ages the Venetian ruled Astipalea and in 1912 was the first, to be occupied by the Italians. Visit the castle which overlooks the to Maltezana and ornos Livadhi. The view is spectacular.

Places to moor

Skala You can moor on the ferry quay but you might be asked to move for a short time when the ferry is due. You can also anchor in the bay. The bay is fairly sheltered except to SE winds which in this case anchor in Maltezana. Facilities include water and fuel. Provisioning can be obtained in the village.

Maltezana " An attractive bay with good shelter from the meltemi. Some care must be taken as there are reefs in the passage. Please consult your pilots book. There are a few tavern and cafes and some limited provisioning can be obtained.

Ormos Agrilithi - This is a deserted wild inlet. It provides good shelter from the Meltemi. Caution must be taken while entering there is a shallow patch (4-5 meters) lying approximately Β½ a mile SE of the E entrance . This bay is ideal for a afternoon swim.

Onos Livadhi - The large bay of Livadhi is located on the south side of the Chora where you can anchor at the head of the beach. Fairly well protected from the meltemi