Astypalea’s most popular beach, Livadi Beach, stands at the mouth of a lush valley in the first bay south of Hora. An easy 20-minute walk down from the old town, it’s also served by local buses. In summer it’s effectively transformed into a buzzing little resort, with a string of funky restaurants and bars lining the waterfront.
Reservations are essential in July and August. The finer boutique options are in Hora.
There are some tempting eating options in Hora and Skala and a string of chichi restaurants in Livadi.
Drinking & Nightlife
There are plenty of places in Skala to while the night away with a glass of something cool, and the restaurants are the best place to do this. Similarly, up in Hora restaurants double as bars, though there are also a number of local watering-holes too.