Views from the port of Astypalaia or “Astropalia" as the locals called it. Small boats and sloops are moored in the dock. Fishermen clean their nets or spread them on the pier to dry.
On the other side, there is a beach full of old hulls of boats in the sand.
The capital of the island spreads in front of us in a wild landscape as it is climbing up the hill. The lens captures small houses with the typical Cycladic color, a combination of white and blue. We also see small churches, the eight remaining of the twelve windmills on the hillside and at the top, the majestic Venetian Castle of Querini that is built of black stone. Behind it the dome of the church “Panagia Portaitissa” is visible.
Astypalaia belongs to the Dodecanese and is also known as the Aegean’s butterfly, due to its shape.