Views from the ship as it enters the port of Astypalaia that is called Pera Gialos. In front of us rises the hill where the capital Chora or Astypalaia is built with white houses embracing it. At the top of the hill is the Venetian castle of Querini or Astroplia.
We arrive at the port and we see the hill that is flooded with white houses as a background and the crowded port. Disembarkation of passengers and vehicles. The ship Nireus reloads with people and vehicles to sail full for Piraeus.
A large octopus is beaten hard by a proud fisherman who shows it to the lens. Fishing boats full of fish are approaching the small staircase of the port to sell their fresh products. Panoramic view in Pera Gialos. A beautiful beach, a fishing boat, white buildings that look like hotels and on our side a large white building with a sign on a wall that says "Paradise Hotel".
An entrance with a traditional wooden door and above of it a sign that says "Cultural Educational Association of Astypalaia". Footage from torn posters advertising Astypalaia’s wines, a graffiti from the Communist Party of Greece with its logo, a sign on the wall for a pub that is called "Nefeli" and a travel agency. Some fishermen are fixing their fishing nets.
In the afternoon, some people in traditional cafes drink their coffee and smok while they are watching the sunset, some of them take their children for a walk or shop and some others do their daily duties. The sea is extremely calm and there is a summer breeze. The hill with the white houses of the country and the castle, invite you to visit them.